Activities and services

Your calendar is full!

At L’Initial, you can choose from all sorts of physical, social, cultural and intellectual pursuits organized by a passionate team. Whether it’s dancing, painting, singing, laughing it up or just having fun… whether it’s reading, engaging in discussions or debates, you’ll always find something to keep both mind and body stimulated!

Stay active with our aquafitness classes and bowling tournaments. Join our petanque parties or participate in our theme evenings. Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

You can also take advantage of a wide range of optional services. Don’t hesitate!

The apartments

Note that our units also have many amenities and benefits specific to the residence.

Four appliances
Electricity, heating / air conditioning
Cable TV
Access to common areas
Participation in activities organized by an activity manager
Security 24/7
Studio
421 sq.ft. to 469 sq.ft.
Starting at 1,597$ per month
2½ (1 bdr)
606 sq.ft. to 692 sq.ft.
Starting at 2,021$ per month
3½ (1 bdr)
623 sq.ft. to 824 sq.ft.
Starting at 2,437$ per month
3½ + den (1 bdr)
798 sq.ft.
2,820$ per month
4½ (2 bdr)
830 sq.ft. to 1,248 sq.ft.
Starting at 3,041$ per month
4½ + den (2 bdr)
1,253 sq.ft.
3,625$ per month
5½ (3 bdr)
1,257 sq.ft. to 1,508 sq.ft.
Starting at 3,668$ per month

Your kind of comfort

  • Full kitchen with appliances
  • Large bathroom with linen closet
  • Ceramic surfaces in bathroom
  • Closed in-unit storage spaces
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Large windows
  • Superior soundproofing

24 care units to make your daily life easier

Dedicated to those who are semi-autonomous or with a slight loss of independence, the care units offer daily tailored assistance with a team of highly qualified healthcare professionals. Care units are available 24 hours a day and are occasionally accessible for convalescence or to offer a break to the usual caregiver.

Learn more about our care units

 

Optional care services are also offered on an à la carte basis to autonomous residents: Medication administration and management, help with support stockings, change of bandages and dressings, vital signs and weight measurement, partial bath, bathing assistance in the apartment or a therapeutic bath…

Common areas

There aren’t enough hours in a day!

L’Initial offers you the space and opportunities to let your imagination run wild. Its many amenities mean you can enjoy every moment as you see fit.

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Dining room
Dining room
Private dining room
Private dining room
Salon with piano
Salon with piano
Lounge with fireplace
Lounge with fireplace
Billiards room
Billiards room
Bowling lanes
Bowling lanes
Virtual golf
Virtual golf
Gym
Gym
Indoor swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool
Spa
Spa
Beach with light therapy
Beach with light therapy
Activity and art room
Activity and art room
Movie theatre
Movie theatre
Place of worship
Place of worship
Hair and beauty salon
Hair and beauty salon
Rooftop terrace and gardens
Rooftop terrace and gardens
Gardens
Gardens
Outdoor training area
Outdoor training area
Shuffleboard and petanque
Shuffleboard and petanque
Interior access to the Aylmer Galleries
Interior access to the Aylmer Galleries

Activities and services

Your calendar is full!

At L’Initial, you can choose from all sorts of physical, social, cultural and intellectual pursuits organized by a passionate team. Whether it’s dancing, painting, singing, laughing it up or just having fun… whether it’s reading, engaging in discussions or debates, you’ll always find something to keep both mind and body stimulated!

Stay active with our aquafitness classes and bowling tournaments. Join our petanque parties or participate in our theme evenings. Time sure flies when you’re having fun!

You can also take advantage of a wide range of optional services. Don’t hesitate!

Around the residence

Gatineau’s got it all!

The Aylmer district, located in the west of Gatineau, is an area surrounded by numerous golf courses, green spaces and an exceptional array of shops and services. Here, you can be in an urban atmosphere, while also being just a stone’s throw away from all amenities. The ideal launch point for a unique and fulfilling retirement!

  • Minutes away from the Gatineau Golf & Country Club
  • Directly connected to Galeries Aylmer
  • Walking distance to Plaza Glenwood
  • Next to the Lucy-Faris library

This week at L’Initial

Activities of the week

Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Pétanque-Atout (5)

Pétanque-Atout is a popular game at L’Initial. It is a game that is played with two teams. 

Each player takes turns throwing 3 balls at the target. The player must try to compile as many points as possible for his team.

This activity is a great social opportunity to meet new people.

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
9:30 - 11:40

Press Conference channel 941

Join us for this L'Initial presse Conference

Synthesize the 941 on your TV

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Dance Lessons for Level Beginner and Intermediary (5)

It is in an atmosphere of pleasure and relaxation that the teaching of dances will be done, for levels beginner and intermediary, accessible to all, which will be useful during your monthly dances. Each group will have dances designed according to the capacity of that level.

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
10:00 - 10:45

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Join Lee for this aquafitness workout.


Maximum of 10 participants

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
11:00 - 12:00

Line Dancing Lessons for Advance Level (5)

It is in an atmosphere of pleasure and relaxation that the teaching of Line Dancing will be done, for the advanced group, which will be useful during your monthly dances. Each group will have dances designed according to the capacity of that level.

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
13:30 - 15:30

Art with Mrs. Groulx (7)

To all who are interested in our art classes, please take note that the materiel needed for wartercolour and acrylic is now free. As well, the day and time have now been changed to Wednesday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
13:30 - 15:30

Card Games ''500'' (8)

The rules of the game: 500 is a game of trump tricks played with 4 players in two teams of 2. The partners sit opposite each other. A 43-card deck is used (a 52-card deck, plus a joker, from which the black 2s, 3s and two 4s are removed).

The order of the cards in trump is as follows:

Joker

Jack of Trump, called Right Bower

Jack of the suit close to the trump suit (example: Clubs if the trump is Spades), called Left Bower

Trumps: Ace, King, Queen, 10, 9.

Other cards: Ace, King, Queen, Jack (if not Left Bower), 10, 9

Without trump, the joker is considered a trump, and wins the trick where it is played, no matter what

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
13:30 - 14:30

Knitting Club (8)

Every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. our knitters meet in the Library to participate in the Knitting Club.

Thursday, 22 February 2024

Thursday, 22 February 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Thursday, 22 February 2024
10:00 - 10:30

Rosary (9)

Come and join us for Prayers every Thursday morning from 10:30 pm to 11:00 am in the chapel. All are welcome. 

Thursday, 22 February 2024
10:00 - 11:30

Les Voix d'Or Choir (5)

If you like to sing, this activity is for you. The choir is finally back.


I hope to see you soon!

Thursday, 22 February 2024
13:00 - 14:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Thursday, 22 February 2024
13:00 - 15:30

Bridge Club (7)

Bridge is played with 4 players, the players being symbolized by the 4 cardinal points (North, East, South and West). The two players sitting opposite each other form a team that plays against the other two players.

One player takes a deck of 52 cards and, after shuffling them, deals them clockwise.

The object of the game is to make as many tricks as possible in a contract that can be played in no-trump (SA) or trump (♠, ♥, ♦, ♣).

Thursday, 22 February 2024
13:00 - 17:00

Card games (8)

Join us for different card games. The games can vary depending on the number of players present. Come and meet Pierre and Yvette to learn more about the game(s) of the day.

Thursday, 22 February 2024
14:00 - 16:00

Bingo (5)

Do you enjoy playing bingo? If so, you can join our regular Bingo group.

This activity takes place every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Activities Room.

You will have the chance to win several prizes.

Good Luck to All!

Thursday, 22 February 2024
14:00 - 14:44

La SAMS Live

Every week during the winter months, La SAMS offers its public weekly live appointments on Zoom with artists from all four corners of Québec: authentic virtual musical encounters in their own homes, far from the daily grind. Over 50 concerts will take place this winter, starting in January 2024, featuring solo, duo and trio performances of classical and jazz music.

We will be presenting these performances in the cinema every Thursday. The first edition will take place on Thursday, January 25th.

Friday, 23 February 2024

Friday, 23 February 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Friday, 23 February 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Pétanque-Atout (5)

Pétanque-Atout is a popular game at L’Initial. It is a game that is played with two teams. 

Each player takes turns throwing 3 balls at the target. The player must try to compile as many points as possible for his team.

This activity is a great social opportunity to meet new people.

Friday, 23 February 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Friday, 23 February 2024
9:30 - 10:30

Monthly Volunteer Breakfast (4)

Something New!!!!


There will be a special breakfast for all our volunteers on the last Friday of each month starting at 9:30 a.m. There will be coffee, tea and muffins and/or pastries.

The purpose of this breakfast is to create a time for our volunteers to answer any questions you may have and to plan the needs for the coming months.


In other words, it is like a mini meeting for volunteers with the Activities Director.


We know all too well how important your involvement is to us!


Also, if you are interested in volunteering in the residence, please contact your Activities Director. He will be able to find a project that would interest you.

Friday, 23 February 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Bilingual Mass (6)

Celebration of Mass by Father Gagnon in the activities room

Friday, 23 February 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Friday, 23 February 2024
11:00 - 11:45

Memory Game in EN (6)

Come and get your brain working. This lab contains several types of memory games.
A maximum of 17 participants for this activity.

Friday, 23 February 2024
13:00 - 17:00

Card games (8)

Join us for different card games. The games can vary depending on the number of players present. Come and meet Pierre and Yvette to learn more about the game(s) of the day.

Friday, 23 February 2024
13:00 - 14:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Friday, 23 February 2024
13:30 - 16:00

Duplicate Scrabble Club (7)

In a game of Duplicate Scrabble, each player has his or her own set of Scrabble tiles, and all letters are laid out face up. A referee draws seven letters from the bag, announces them, and all players take the same seven letters. The general game rules are then used for the duration of the game.

Friday, 23 February 2024
13:30 - 13:40

Rebroadcast of the Press Conference channel 941

Join us for this L'Initial presse Conference

Synthesize the 941 on your TV

Friday, 23 February 2024
14:30 - 15:00

(Stand up) Balance with Emma (5)

Join Emma for this class of exercises focused on balance.

A maximum of 17 participants.

Friday, 23 February 2024
14:30 - 15:30

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Friday, 23 February 2024
15:00 - 15:30

Fitness on Chair with Emma (5)

Join Emma for chair fitness exercises.

Saturday, 24 February 2024

Saturday, 24 February 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Pétanque-Atout (5)

Pétanque-Atout is a popular game at L’Initial. It is a game that is played with two teams. 

Each player takes turns throwing 3 balls at the target. The player must try to compile as many points as possible for his team.

This activity is a great social opportunity to meet new people.

Saturday, 24 February 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Saturday, 24 February 2024
9:30 - 10:15

Outdoor Walking Club

Outdoor walking club.

Don't forget your water bottle and a good hat.

Have a good walk!

Saturday, 24 February 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Sunday, 25 February 2024

Sunday, 25 February 2024
19:00 - 22:00

War horse in FR (6)

War Horse is a 2011 war film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. Its screenplay, written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, is based on Michael Morpurgo's 1982 novel War Horse and its 2007 stage adaptation.

Set before and during World War I, it tells of the journey of Joey, a bay Irish Hunter horse raised by British teenager Albert (Jeremy Irvine, in his feature film debut), as he is bought by the British Army, leading him to encounter various people throughout Europe, in the midst of the war and its tragedies. The film's ensemble cast also includes Peter Mullan, Emily Watson, Niels Arestrup, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sunday, 25 February 2024
9:30 - 10:15

Outdoor Walking Club

Outdoor walking club.

Don't forget your water bottle and a good hat.

Have a good walk!

Sunday, 25 February 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Mass at channel 602

Mass televised on channel 602 of your television set.

Sunday, 25 February 2024
13:00 - 17:00

Card games (8)

Join us for different card games. The games can vary depending on the number of players present. Come and meet Pierre and Yvette to learn more about the game(s) of the day.

Sunday, 25 February 2024
13:30 - 16:00

Duplicate Scrabble Club (7)

In a game of Duplicate Scrabble, each player has his or her own set of Scrabble tiles, and all letters are laid out face up. A referee draws seven letters from the bag, announces them, and all players take the same seven letters. The general game rules are then used for the duration of the game.

Sunday, 25 February 2024
18:00 - 20:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Monday, 26 February 2024

Monday, 26 February 2024
19:00 - 22:00

The Phantom of the Opera in EN (6)

A disfigured man, known as the Phantom who loves to strike fear in the minds of the Paris Opera House staff, comes to a young singer, Christine Daae, and tutors her voice. He falls in love with Christine and wants her for his own, but she only has eyes for Raoul Viscount de Chagny. The Phantom, feeling betrayed, kidnaps Christine and brings her to his lair where he plans to make her his eternal bride.

Monday, 26 February 2024
10:00 - 12:00

L’Initial 5th Birthday Games (5)

For this special occasion, the L’Initial team is offering several games handcrafted by a Québec cabinetmaker. These are games of skill, speed, memory... in short, lots of fun and laughter to be had.

On this special day, we will also be raffling off prizes to residents who play all the games. You will receive a card before entering the Activities Room, and you will need to hand it in once you have tried all the games to be eligible for the draw. There are 8 games in all.

The games will take place in the Activities Room from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, 26 February 2024
12:30 - 15:30

L’Initial 5th Birthday Games (5)

For this special occasion, the L’Initial team is offering several games handcrafted by a Québec cabinetmaker. These are games of skill, speed, memory... in short, lots of fun and laughter to be had.

On this special day, we will also be raffling off prizes to residents who play all the games. You will receive a card before entering the Activities Room, and you will need to hand it in once you have tried all the games to be eligible for the draw. There are 8 games in all.

The games will take place in the Activities Room from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, 26 February 2024
15:30 - 16:45

L’Initial 5th Anniversary Cocktail Party (10)

Join the L’Initial team as we celebrate our 5th anniversary with a festive cocktail party. The cocktail will take place near the reception.

Cheers to all!

Monday, 26 February 2024
16:45 - 18:30

5th Anniversary of the residence Dinner (13)

Come celebrate the residents' birthdays with an excellent menu concocted by your chef and his team. Take advantage of this moment to dance to the surprise singer.

Registration required at the reception. To come !

Menu: To come !


For more details, please consult the department Directors

Monday, 26 February 2024
18:30 - 21:00

5th Anniversary Music show (13)

Join our special guess for this music show.


Dance and fun will be had by all.

On the menu this week

Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Wednesday
21 February 2024
LUNCH

Soup

  • Cream of Poultry

Appetizer

  • Cucumber Salad

Main course

  • Braised Beef Steak
  • Veal Liver with Pearl Onions

Dessert

  • Berries Square
Wednesday
21 February 2024
SUPPER

Soup

  • Cream of Vegetable

Appetizer

  • Bean Salad

Main course

  • Fish and Chips
  • Minced Turkey with Vegetables

Dessert

  • Rice Poudding

Thursday, 22 February 2024

Thursday
22 February 2024
LUNCH

Soup

  • Cream of Vegetable

Appetizer

  • Bean Salad

Main course

  • Sauerkraut
  • Poultry Vol-au-Vent

Dessert

  • Rice Pudding
Thursday
22 February 2024
SUPPER

Soup

  • Cream of Broccoli

Appetizer

  • Garlic Escargots

Main course

  • Stir-fried Pork with Green Peppers
  • Meat Lasagna

Dessert

  • Chocolate Cake and coco cream

Friday, 23 February 2024

Friday
23 February 2024
LUNCH

Soup

  • Cream of Broccoli

Appetizer

  • Garlic Escargots

Main course

  • Pita and Falafel, Tzatziki Sauce
  • Pork loin with caramelized apples

Dessert

  • Chocolate Cake and coco cream
Friday
23 February 2024
SUPPER

Soup

  • Rice and Vegetable Soup

Appetizer

  • Smoked Salmon Mousse

Main course

  • Chow Mein with Beef Meatballs
  • Salmon Pâte, Egg Sauce

Dessert

  • Chocolate Mousse

Saturday, 24 February 2024

Saturday
24 February 2024
LUNCH

Soup

  • Rice and Vegetable Soup

Appetizer

  • Smoked Salmon Mousse

Main course

  • Manicotti Ricotta and Spinach Gratinated
  • Garlic Shrimp Skewer

Dessert

  • Chocolate Mousse
Saturday
24 February 2024
SUPPER

Soup

  • Squash Soup

Appetizer

  • Crab Salad with Oranges

Main course

  • Coq au vin
  • All dressed Pizza

Dessert

  • Carrot Cake with cream cheese

Sunday, 25 February 2024

Sunday
25 February 2024
LUNCH

Soup

  • Squash Soup

Appetizer

  • Crab Salad with Oranges

Main course

  • Brunch Plate
  • Beef Stew with Mushrooms

Dessert

  • Carrot Cake with cream cheese
Sunday
25 February 2024
SUPPER

Soup

  • Creamed Turnip and Apple Cream

Appetizer

  • Spinach Salad

Main course

  • Grilled Ham Steak with pineapple
  • Milanaise Gnocchi

Dessert

  • Cranberry and Orange Pound Cake

Everyday life at your residence, right at your fingertips!

Learn all the news about your residence by downloading the THÉIA app from Groupe Maurice. You’ll discover the activities program, important info of the day, the dining room menu of the week and more. Handy for both residents and their loved ones, THÉIA is easy to use and offers a wealth of practical information. Everyday life in residence is at your fingertips, thanks to THÉIA!