Over the years Helping Seniors has been recognized, been involved in or spoken at different venues, for which we are proud and would like to share with you. There is so much more than what we see but these are the highlights:
Presently, Marie-Claude is president of PartÂge, a networking group that provides support to entrepreneurs and businesses that all have a focus of working with seniors or their families.
Was president of the board of directors
2008-2012: President of Board of directors at New Hope (day center for seniors as well as preparation and distribution for meals-on-wheels in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montréal)
March 2016 we spoke at the American Society on Aging held in Washington, DC
2016 American Society on Aging Conference’s Aging in Community Symposium: Aging in Community: Design, Safety and Smart Choices.
Aging in Community
MO107 Aging in Community: Design, Safety and Smart Choices
9:00 AM • Marriott, Taylor
Surveys show that the majority of older adults want to age in place. In order to achieve this goal, many factors must be considered including design, safety, accessibility, health and even the language we use to talk about choices. Join our panel of presenters as they
share their expertise on this timely topic.
- Nicole Cadovius, MBA, CAPS, MSM, Consultant, Nicole Cadovius Consulting and Executive Coaching;
- Lynn Dubinsky, MA, Educational Programs Manager, Braille Institute;
- Travis Gagen, MPH, Doctoral Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst;
- Marie-Claude Giguere, Real Estate Broker, Owner-Manager and Award-Winning Author, Helping Seniors;
- David Slater, CAPS, Director of Property Administration, Ability Beyond
CAG2013: Aging…from Cells to Society
October 2013 round table discussion “The level of guilt increases when we use the term ‘to place a senior’ ” at the Canadian Association on Aging conference in Halifax.
In November 2014, this title received Finalist in the Health: Aging 50+ category of the USA Best Book awards. About these book awards: ‘Our stellar industry judges highlight and award entered titles based on design, content, and overall appeal.’
In 2012 this self-published author was awarded a silver medal in the Care Giving category, in the Living Now, Books for Better Living. Living Now Book Awards are designed to honor life-changing books, awards are open to all books that are written in English and that are appropriate for the North American market.
Chamber of Commerce Award
The Chamber of Commerce of Ville St-Laurent had an Alpha Contest which chooses companies from different sectors that are prosperous, have had constant growth or that the company has an economic impact. A gala evening was held on May 15, 2002; on this night they announce the winners. Helping Seniors won in the category of Independent Professionals Workers!!
In 2013 this is what Foreword Reviews (Clarion) and by Portland Book Review said about Stay or Move?
…Giguère writes as though she is joining you at your kitchen table over a cup of coffee. This conversational style helps to ease the fears associated with how to best aid an elderly loved one in the next big step in his or her life.
For full review: www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/stay-or-move
Giguère’s topics are timely and questions relevant when applied to this major transition that, sooner or later, everyone must face. It is commendable that the author never overlooks an individual’s own uniqueness (there are no cookie cutter solutions) and the all important insight of following one’s own intuition or “gut feeling” about certain circumstances.
Portland Book Review
For full review: wp.me/p2DwkQ-dTc
Created a tool that many seniors use
65+ Key Questions
We do not have images to show but over the years since we printed and started distributing a guide titled 65+ Key Questions to Ask Before You Start Looking for a Retirement Residence we have seen this document dog eared and scribbled in at many seniors homes. At times it is also been kept in a file for “when the need arises”, indicating that it is useful and a “keeper” as a document. Fun for us to see that we help open up the conversation and start a process that often takes a long time.