There are two permanent centers for Seniors (of any background) to socialize: one at the head office at 4225 Notre Dame Street West, Montreal and the other in Parc Extension area of Montreal at 8505 D'Lepee. Free Yoga classes are provided to everybody on each Saturday. Every year International Yoga day is celebrated with free lunch for all participants. Occasionally, lunch get-togethers are organized for seniors, especially in summer. New immigrants in Quebec are provided with assistance in Orientation/Integration and finding new housing. Services for those new arrivals not proficient in either French or English include: language classes; translation of documents; information and access to government services and programs; accompanying a person to government and private offices such as immigration and Services Canada,visit to Hospitals, doctors, CLSC, etc. for interpretation; facilitation teacher-parent meetings. Other programs include providing help in computer skills development, encouraging participation of youth in cultural activities, facilitating community consultation with Government and social services Agencies. We are providing the services to the new immigrants since 1992 and full time paid employee and some volunteers coordinate the above services.
NEW PROGRAMS INCLUDE: CONDUCTING SEMINARS FOR VARIOUS DISEASES SUCH AS ALZHEIMER'S, DIABETES, ETC., GIVEN BY SPECIALISTS; PROVIDING A FREE HALL FOR INTER-RELIGIOUS SERVICES-E.G. BENGALI ASSOCIATION OF MONTREAL CELEBRATES DURGA PUJA, SARSWATI PUJA, KALI PUJA, ETC.,EVERY YEAR AT THE LOCATION OF THE HEAD OFFICE.