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

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

Saturday, 13 April 2024

Saturday, 13 April 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, 13 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Saturday, 13 April 2024
19:00 - 22:00

Bon cop, Bad cop 2 in EN (6)

Eight years have passed since Martin Ward and David Bouchard met in a spectacular way on the Quebec/Ontario border. The two men have remained friends, but time takes its toll and they have not spoken in almost a year. In this second chapter, Ward and Bouchard must face an important car theft ring that turns out to be a lot more than they bargained for. Enemies will prove to be the ones we did not expect and Ward and Bouchard will discover that life goes on and lots of things change, while some just... remain the same.

Sunday, 14 April 2024

Sunday, 14 April 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, 14 April 2024
13:00 - 15:00

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, 14 April 2024
18:00 - 20:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Sunday, 14 April 2024
19:00 - 22:00

André Rieu, Live in Vienna in EN, subtitle in FR (6)

Live in Vienna, a concert with André Rieu on the square in front of the imperial Hofburg Palace in the heart of Vienna, is 135 minutes of pure pleasure for the eyes and ears. It includes superb compositions from the most famous Viennese composers: Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán, W.A. Mozart, Robert Stolz and many others, against the background of the most beautiful, stylish scenery you can possibly imagine.

Monday, 15 April 2024

Monday, 15 April 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Monday, 15 April 2024
10:30 - 11:15

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Join Lee for this aquafitness workout.


Maximum of 10 participants

Monday, 15 April 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.

Monday, 15 April 2024
13:00 - 14:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Monday, 15 April 2024
13:30 - 15:30

Integrated Dynamic Balance Program, PIED (5)

The Programme Intégré d’Équilibre Dynamique (PIED) aims to prevent falls and fractures by improving balance and coordination, leg strength and learning to recognize situations that put you at risk of falling. It also enables you to increase your level of physical activity and benefit from meetings and exchanges between people who are committed to maintaining their independence for as long as possible. The program is aimed at active seniors aged 55 and over who have no difficulty walking (i.e. who do not use a walking aid on a daily basis). It is a free, comprehensive 12-week program featuring group exercise twice a week, led by a qualified professional. It includes a routine of easy exercises to do at home, as well as information and fall-prevention capsules on various topics. For more information, please contact your Activities Director.

Monday, 15 April 2024
14:00 - 16:00

Café “L’Englishial” (6)

The group was recently formed to meet the needs of our English-speaking residents.

L’Englishial meets to discuss and plan activities, 1 Tuesdays a month starting at 2 p.m. in the activity room.

Monday, 15 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Tuesday, 16 April 2024

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
10:00 - 10:30

Sports talk in FR (4)

Join your recreation leader for this sports talk in french.

We will discuss a different sports topic each week.

The goal is to chat over coffee and talk about sports.

Everyone is welcome !

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
10:30 - 11:00

Stand up CardioFit with Julie (5)

Stand up Cardio Fitness exercises with Julie.

A maximum of 17 participants.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
11:00 - 11:30

CardioFit on Chair with Julie (5)

Join Julie for chair fitness exercises.

A maximum of 17 participants for this activity.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
11:30 - 12:00

Chair Yoga with Julie (6)

Join Julie for this gentle chair yoga session
Maximum 17 participants

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
13:00 - 14:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Tuesday, 16 April 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.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
13:00 - 15:00

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 (♠, ♥, ♦, ♣).

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
13:00 - 14:00

Bowling League (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Pétanque Aout: Managers VS Residents (5)

Tuesday, April 16th, at 2:00 p.m.: a very special game for the Managers against the winning team of the Pétanque Atout season.

 

Come and cheer on your Managers' team!

 

Enjoy the game!

Tuesday, 16 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
9:30 - 11:40

Press Conference channel 941

Join us for this L'Initial presse Conference

Synthesize the 941 on your TV

Wednesday, 17 April 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, 17 April 2024
10:00 - 10:45

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Join Lee for this aquafitness workout.


Maximum of 10 participants

Wednesday, 17 April 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, 17 April 2024
13:00 - 15:00

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, 17 April 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, 17 April 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.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
13:30 - 15:30

Integrated Dynamic Balance Program, PIED (5)

The Programme Intégré d’Équilibre Dynamique (PIED) aims to prevent falls and fractures by improving balance and coordination, leg strength and learning to recognize situations that put you at risk of falling. It also enables you to increase your level of physical activity and benefit from meetings and exchanges between people who are committed to maintaining their independence for as long as possible. The program is aimed at active seniors aged 55 and over who have no difficulty walking (i.e. who do not use a walking aid on a daily basis). It is a free, comprehensive 12-week program featuring group exercise twice a week, led by a qualified professional. It includes a routine of easy exercises to do at home, as well as information and fall-prevention capsules on various topics. For more information, please contact your Activities Director.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
16:45 - 18:30

April 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 music of Danny Richard.

Registration required at the reception. To come !

Menu: To come !


For more details, please consult the department Directors

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
18:30 - 20:00

Music show of the month (13)

Join Danny Richard for this music show.


Dance and fun will be had by all.

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Thursday, 18 April 2024

Thursday, 18 April 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, 18 April 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, 18 April 2024
10:00 - 10:45

Memory Game in FR (6)

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

Thursday, 18 April 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, 18 April 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, 18 April 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, 18 April 2024
13:00 - 14:00

Bowling League Final (2)

Bowling League for all!

For more information, please see Lee.

Thursday, 18 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Virtual conference, THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT WOMAN in FR (6)

On the occasion of Women's Rights Day, we present this conference where you'll discover how the "judgment-advice" cycle works, which always leads to "doubt-blame", and you'll learn how to remedy it, as well as the frustrations associated with it.

We'll also work together to deconstruct the unrealistic expectations that plague your life, enabling you to gradually regain confidence in yourself, your abilities and your discernment.

Thursday, 18 April 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, 18 April 2024
18:00 - 19:00

Intergenerational Activity with the Centre Jules-Léger Consortium (3)

A French-language provincial institution offering specialized education in Ontario for children with severe learning disabilities, or who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or low vision, or deaf-blind.

Activities will be organized here at L’Initial on a monthly basis. There will be chocolate and soap-making workshops, social and interactive games and much more!

We are looking for residents who would like to make a positive difference for these young students.

For more information, please contact Lee.

Thursday, 18 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

On the menu this week

Saturday, 13 April 2024

Saturday
13 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Minestrone Soup
  • Potato Salad

Main course

  • Chicken & Mushrooms Stir-Fry
  • Ham & Asparagus Crepe

Dessert

  • Cheesecake
Saturday
13 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Pea Soup
  • Artichoke Salad

Main course

  • Jerk Pork Skewer
  • Shell with Fish & Seafood

Dessert

  • Maple Pudding

Sunday, 14 April 2024

Sunday
14 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Pea Soup

  • Artichoke Salad

Main course

  • Brunch Plate

  • Breaded Pork Escalope au jus

Dessert

  • Maple Pudding

Sunday
14 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Parmentier Soup

  • Genoa Salami

Main course

  • Chicken Pot Pie

  • Beef Strogonoff

Dessert

  • Pecan Strudel

Monday, 15 April 2024

Monday
15 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Parmentier Soup

  • Genoa Salami

Main course

  • Fillet of Sole with Lemon Sauce

  • Carbonara Linguini

Dessert

  • Pecan Strudel

Monday
15 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of Carrots
  • Fried Zucchini

Main course

  • Chicken Fingers Plum Sauce
  • Hot Pulled Beef Sandwich

Dessert

  • Chocolate Cake

Tuesday, 16 April 2024

Tuesday
16 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Carrots
  • Fried Zucchini

Main course

  • Meatloaf, Spiced Tomato Sauce
  • Tofu Poké Bowl

Dessert

  • Chocolate Cake
Tuesday
16 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Green Lentil Soup
  • Cheese Fondue

Main course

  • Mussels with cream
  • Egg casserole with asparagus

Dessert

  • Lemon Meringue Pie

Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Wednesday
17 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Green Lentil Soup
  • Cheese Fondue

Main course

  • Roasted Pork Loin
  • Sautéed Veal Marengo

Dessert

  • Lemon Meringue Pie
Wednesday
17 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of Maple Sweet Potato

  • Cretons and condiments

Main course

  • Maple Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes with Vegetables

Dessert

  • Maple Avalanche Cake

Thursday, 18 April 2024

Thursday
18 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Soup of the day
  • Appetizer of the day

Main course

  • Beef Ravioli with Rosée Sauce
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Poutine

Dessert

  • Dessert of the day
Thursday
18 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Corn Chowder
  • Tuna Rice Salad

Main course

  • Braised Beef in Red Wine
  • Chicken Cacciatore

Dessert

  • Citrus 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!