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Joint statement

At the dawn of the greatest demographic challenge of the modern era, and for the first time in Quebec, a diversity of civil society players, elected officials and experts from all walks of life have come together to discuss the urgent need for action and the means to be undertaken to ensure the dignity of seniors in all aspects of their lives.
  • Article 1

    That absolute priority be given to home support to ensure the dignity and safety of seniors, while respecting the right of everyone to live and age where they wish, for as long as possible.

  • Article 2

    Universal public funding of health care and services for seniors. The federal government must also increase health transfers. Finally, the various levels of government must act in concert and promptly in the interests of seniors.

  • Article 3

    That the quality of care be improved in long-term care facilities. Diversified and humane housing models must be offered. In all cases, people's decision-making autonomy and rights must be respected.

  • Article 4

    That seniors have access to financial security and a viable income.

  • Article 5

    That the social inclusion and civic participation of seniors be recognized as a major contributor to health and aging well.

  • Article 6

    That action be taken to counter the isolation of seniors, and that Quebec society commit to its collective responsibility with regard to time spent with seniors.

  • Article 7

    That good treatment becomes a fundamental value of Quebec society, by putting an end to ageism and abuse in all its forms.

  • Article 8 

    May Quebec remember the victims of COVID-19 and distinguish itself by seniors' satisfaction with the public services provided to them.

The mobilization for the dignity of seniors must continue over the coming days, months and years. It's an entire society that is concerned, and one that must make profound changes.

Because living also means growing old, and everyone deserves to grow old with dignity.
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