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The Elder Mistreatment Helpline (LAAA) is a listening and referral phone line specializing in older adults’ mistreatment. It offers services to various types of clienteles and is aimed specifically to older adults in situations of mistreatment, their families and friends, as well as anyone (general public, health and community service providers, professionals) who is concerned about an older adult who seems to be in a situation of mistreatment.

For more information please visit the Elder Mistreatment Helpline site.
Annual General Assembly on Zoom
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Register on Zoom here

COVID-19 INFORMATION

For details on how to make an appointment visit Government of Quebec COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
Making an appointment is mandatory.

Here are some more important COVID-19 resources:
Government of Quebec COVID-19 Information
CISSS des Laurentides English info site on COVID-19 & Vaccinations

NEW THIS MONTH!
4Korners' Bright Beginnings - Summer Activities
Starting June 28, for children aged 0-5 and their parents.
To register contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940
4K Kids Club - Summer Activities
Starting June 28, for children aged 6-12
To register contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940
Wednesday Wellness - Involved Seniors, Aging Gracefully!
Wednesdays starting June 2, 2021
10 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
To register contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940
4K Speaker Series
Friday, June 11 at 1 p.m.
Online Zoom registration here
Prenatal Classes
For upcoming dates, detail, and to register contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940
Café Connected - A virtual Wellness Centre
4Korners wants to hear from you!
Would you like to participate in a Summer online (zoom) chat group to allow community members to connect with others and exchange the hot and cold experiences of life! The purpose of this group is to support one another and recognize each others strengths in discussion of any topic. If this is something you'd be interested in please let us know!
Contact info@4korners.org
ONGOING

If you would like to learn more about our programming & ongoing activities please visit our websiteFacebook events page or contact us directly! 
4K Kids Drawing Classes
Tuesdays, ages 6-12 at 4:30 p.m.
To connect on Zoom and register click here
4K Kids Club - Social & Emotional Learning Program.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Zoom option now available!
Participants must register in advance by contacting info or calling 450-974-3940 ext. 601
Tiny Tots
Every Thursday
Option 1: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Option 2: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
*In person space very limited at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes
Participants must register in advance by contacting info or calling 450-974-3940 ext. 601
Play to Learn Group
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Contact us to find out which park we'll be at each week in and around Rosemere!
Participants must register in advance by contacting info or calling 450-974-3940 ext. 601
Parenting Circle
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Zoom option now available!
*In person space very limited at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes
Participants must register in advance by contacting info or calling 450-974-3940 ext. 601
Seniors Wellness - Painting Classes
Thursdays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Painting supplies will be needed to participate in this activity. Paint starter kits may be provided upon request.
To register and connect on Zoom click here 
Seniors Wellness - Chair Yoga classes
Mondays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
To register and connect on Zoom click here
Seniors Wellness - Tai Chi
Tuesdays, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
To register and connect on Zoom click here
Seniors Wellness - Drawing Classes
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
To register and connect on Zoom click here 
French Conversation Classes on Zoom
Level 1 (full): Mondays, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Level 2 (full): Mondays, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Level 3 (full): Tuesdays,  10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Space is limited. Participants must register in advance.
To register contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940
One-on-One Support
For support or referrals visit us during our business hours or contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940

*In person activities are subject to government restrictions. Contact us to confirm before attending an activity in person.
4K Community Cup winner for June 2021
MARTIN HENSEN

 
One of the many ways seniors contribute to our society is by helping us learn from the past through their stories. And after 84 years on this planet Martin Hensen has a few. The most telling about him as a person, in my humble opinion, is one about an encounter just a week prior to our phone call regarding his nomination for our 4Korners Community Cup. Martin was out for a walk when he noticed another gentleman also enjoying the nice weather but uncomfortably hunched over his walker. As a long-time member of the Lions Club which has helped distribute over 120 walkers and wheelchairs to his community, Martin knows a thing or two about properly fitting a walker. He approached the man, ended up going back to his house where he was able to “fix it up,” extending the walker height from 36 to 38.5 inches. Martin tells me that “once he got walking upright, he was tickled pink.” Now, according to Martin’s logic, this was a selfish act. When we speak about his numerous hours volunteering, he talks about how much pleasure he gets out of it. “When you do something you get pleasure from, who is that for?” he asks me. I am too speechless to answer. I cannot find a way to call a man with three different honours for volunteering selfish even in this context.

I began this article mentioning storytelling as a vital way that seniors contribute to their communities. Another way is the ASTRONOMICAL number of volunteer hours they log. Martin is no exception. In fact, he may be the gold standard and has the hardware to prove it. The Medal of the National Assembly, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012. And the Sovereigns Medal for Volunteers, 2019. Martin has been a member of the Lions Club for over 20 years and put his experience as a bank manager to good use after retirement by serving as a treasurer at a few different organizations. When I ask where the desire to give back comes from, Martin tells me it could go back to his youth when he spent 5 years in Amsterdam under German occupation. “People had to band together to survive. Maybe that’s where it comes from.” It is another story I wish I could hear more about.

To have the kind of community impact Martin does is about making the choice repeatedly to be selfless. Martin could have kept walking on that beautiful day, but he didn’t. He could have decided 20 years ago that he did not want to house an entire library in his living room to start the now famous Deux-Montagnes Lions Club’s annual Giant Book Fair. Martin’s wife Betty was actually the driving force behind the book fair that in 2019 had over 36,000 books for sale and is the second largest book fair in Quebec. When we end our phone conversation Martin is on his way to the hospital to bring his sweetheart one of the three meals he prepares for her daily. They have been married 52 years, “after seven and a half years of dating to make sure,” says Martin, and I can’t help but think, I bet there is a beautiful love story there to tell… 

Congratulations to Martin Hensen, our 4Korners Community Cup winner for June!
 
To recommend someone for the 4Korners Community Cup please email andie@4korners.org
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