Local Barriere resident Jean Cartier is looking for volunteers who would be interested in starting, and being part of, a seniors advocacy group. The idea of the group would be to advocate for those with health issues, particularly where assistance is slow in arriving or virtually non-existent.
Advocacy is defined as: “The act of pleading or arguing in favour of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.” Cartier has had some experience as an advocate, in Montreal, during the 60’s and 70’s. The focus of the group is to be a voice for seniors struggling with the consequences of various health issues, and to advocate for Barriere bringing in a full range of services that are required, including home support.
The first meeting of this group will be at Cartier’s home, 570 Station Road, on July 24, at 7 p.m. Subsequent meetings will be held at the District of Barriere offices.