This week at L’Initial

Activities of the week

Friday, 19 April 2024

Friday, 19 April 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Bilingual Mass (6)

Celebration of Mass by Father Gagnon in the activities room

Friday, 19 April 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, 19 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.

Friday, 19 April 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, 19 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Pétanque League (11)

The game of pétanque is a boules sport generally played outdoors on a flat surface such as gravel or sand. Players use metal boules, usually steel, weighing between 650 and 800 grams. The aim of the game is to place the balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a "cochonnet" or "bouchon".

The game is played in several stages:

A player throws the jack at a set distance, usually between 6 and 10 meters.

Players or teams then throw their balls, trying to place them as close as possible to the jack.

The player or team whose ball is closest to the jack scores points. They can also score extra points for each additional ball that is closer to the jack than the closest opponent's balls.

The round ends when all the balls have been thrown.

The points are counted and the next round begins again.

Play continues until a player or team reaches a certain number of points set at the start of the game, usually 13 or 15. The game of pétanque requires both precision and strategy, as well as a good sense of balance and coordination. It's often played in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere, but can also be highly competitive at professional level.

Friday, 19 April 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, 19 April 2024
15:00 - 15:30

Fitness on Chair with Emma (5)

Join Emma for chair fitness exercises.

Friday, 19 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Saturday, 20 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, 20 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Saturday, 20 April 2024
19:00 - 22:00

The Pianist in EN (6)

In September 1939, Władysław Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist, is playing live on the radio in Warsaw when the station is bombed during Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland. Hoping for a quick victory, Szpilman rejoices with his family at home when he learns that Britain and France have declared war on Germany, but the promised aid does not come. Fighting lasts for just over a month, with both the German and Soviet armies invading Poland at the same time on different fronts. Warsaw becomes part of the Nazi-controlled General Government. Jews are soon prevented from working or owning businesses, and are also made to wear blue Star of David armbands.

Sunday, 21 April 2024

Sunday, 21 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, 21 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.

Sunday, 21 April 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, 21 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Songs in the Piano Lounge (3)

Join other residents of the residence to sing songs you like.

Participation is voluntary and no registration is required.

The mask is still mandatory

Sunday, 21 April 2024
18:00 - 20:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Sunday, 21 April 2024
19:00 - 22:00

Out of Africa in FR (6)

Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth

Monday, 22 April 2024

Monday, 22 April 2024
10:30 - 11:15

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Join Lee for this aquafitness workout.


Maximum of 10 participants

Monday, 22 April 2024
10:30 - 11:30

La Grande Collecte de déchets (10)

very small effort contributes to a healthier planet, so let’s take action together for a sustainable future! Le Groupe Maurice invites you to take part in an Earth Day clean-up initiative on April 22 at 10:30 a.m. at reception. Bring a pair of gloves. The residence will provide garbage bags.

On April 22, a conference on how to adopt a green lifestyle, presented by the Earth Day organization, will also be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the movie theater.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to explore innovative ideas and contribute to safeguarding our amazing planet!

Please contact your recreation manager for more information.

Monday, 22 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, 22 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, 22 April 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.

Monday, 22 April 2024
14:00 - 15:30

Jour de la Terre conference, "J'adopte un mode de vie écoresponsable" (6)

This workshop offers economic and ecological tools and tricks to regain power over our daily footprint.

Monday, 22 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Tuesday, 23 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, 23 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, 23 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, 23 April 2024
11:30 - 12:00

Chair Yoga with Julie (6)

Join Julie for this gentle chair yoga session
Maximum 17 participants

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
12:00 - 12:30

Meditation with Julie (6)

Meditation with Julie

Tuesday, 23 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, 23 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, 23 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Pétanque League (11)

The game of pétanque is a boules sport generally played outdoors on a flat surface such as gravel or sand. Players use metal boules, usually steel, weighing between 650 and 800 grams. The aim of the game is to place the balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a "cochonnet" or "bouchon".

The game is played in several stages:

A player throws the jack at a set distance, usually between 6 and 10 meters.

Players or teams then throw their balls, trying to place them as close as possible to the jack.

The player or team whose ball is closest to the jack scores points. They can also score extra points for each additional ball that is closer to the jack than the closest opponent's balls.

The round ends when all the balls have been thrown.

The points are counted and the next round begins again.

Play continues until a player or team reaches a certain number of points set at the start of the game, usually 13 or 15. The game of pétanque requires both precision and strategy, as well as a good sense of balance and coordination. It's often played in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere, but can also be highly competitive at professional level.

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
14:30 - 15:30

Volunteer Cocktail (8)

Come celebrate Volunteer Week with us at L'Initial with a cocktail party in honor of our valued volunteers.

There will also be door prizes for volunteers attending the cocktail party.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Wednesday, 24 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, 24 April 2024
10:00 - 10:45

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Join Lee for this aquafitness workout.


Maximum of 10 participants

Wednesday, 24 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, 24 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, 24 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, 24 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Café DG (3)

You are invited to the Café DG.
Your director, will answer your questions.
Please drop your questions in the box at the reception.
The deadline for submitting your questions is Monday, April 22, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, 24 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

On the menu this week

Friday, 19 April 2024

Friday
19 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Corn Chowder
  • Tuna and Rice Salad

Main course

  • Turkey Escalope, mushroom sauce
  • Honey roasted Ham

Dessert

  • Citrus Cake
Friday
19 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Cucumber and Dill Salad

Main course

  • Salmon Fillet with Pernod Sauce
  • Spaghetti with Italian Sausage Sauce

Dessert

  • Tapioca Pudding

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Saturday
20 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Cucumber and Dill Salad

Main course

  • Roast-Beef au jus
  • Veal Meatballs with Peach Sauce

Dessert

  • Tapioca pudding
Saturday
20 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Carrot Salad with Coconut Milk

Main course

  • Milanese Ossobucco
  • Breaded Fish Fillet, Lime mayo and Coriander

Dessert

  • Sugar Pie

Sunday, 21 April 2024

Sunday
21 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Carrot Salad with Coconut Milk

Main course

  • Brunch Platter
  • Haddock with Dill Sauce

Dessert

  • Sugar Pie
Sunday
21 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of Tomato
  • Caesar Salad

Main course

  • Chicken Leg, BBQ sauce
  • Rotini with Alfredo Sauce, Ham & Green Peas

Dessert

  • Banana Cake

Monday, 22 April 2024

Monday
22 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Tomato

  • Caesar Salad

Main course

  • Hamburger Steak, onion Sauce

  • Vegetable Frittata

Dessert

  • Banana Cake

Monday
22 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of apples and onions
  • Pasta Salad

Main course

  • Pork Escalope, Charcutière Sauce
  • Cod fillet, basil sauce

Dessert

  • Queen Elizabeth Cake

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Tuesday
23 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Apples and Onions
  • Pasta Salad

Main course

  • Stewed veal with prunes
  • Focaccia sandwich with turkey, tomato and lettuce

Dessert

  • Queen Elizabeth Cake
Tuesday
23 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Clam Chowder
  • Greek Salad

Main course

  • Butter Chicken
  • Macaroni and Cheese, Broccoli and Bacon

Dessert

  • Lemon and Poppy Seeds Cake

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Wednesday
24 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Clam Chowder
  • Greek Salad

Main course

  • Fish and Chips with Tartar Sauce
  • Turkey meatballs with cream and basil

Dessert

  • Lemon and Poppy Seeds Cake
Wednesday
24 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Stracciatella
  • Mini Pogo

Main course

  • Beef Bourguignon
  • Veal Liver with Pearl Onions

Dessert

  • Peach Square

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!

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

Friday, 19 April 2024

Friday, 19 April 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Bilingual Mass (6)

Celebration of Mass by Father Gagnon in the activities room

Friday, 19 April 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, 19 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.

Friday, 19 April 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, 19 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Pétanque League (11)

The game of pétanque is a boules sport generally played outdoors on a flat surface such as gravel or sand. Players use metal boules, usually steel, weighing between 650 and 800 grams. The aim of the game is to place the balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a "cochonnet" or "bouchon".

The game is played in several stages:

A player throws the jack at a set distance, usually between 6 and 10 meters.

Players or teams then throw their balls, trying to place them as close as possible to the jack.

The player or team whose ball is closest to the jack scores points. They can also score extra points for each additional ball that is closer to the jack than the closest opponent's balls.

The round ends when all the balls have been thrown.

The points are counted and the next round begins again.

Play continues until a player or team reaches a certain number of points set at the start of the game, usually 13 or 15. The game of pétanque requires both precision and strategy, as well as a good sense of balance and coordination. It's often played in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere, but can also be highly competitive at professional level.

Friday, 19 April 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, 19 April 2024
15:00 - 15:30

Fitness on Chair with Emma (5)

Join Emma for chair fitness exercises.

Friday, 19 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Saturday, 20 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, 20 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Saturday, 20 April 2024
19:00 - 22:00

The Pianist in EN (6)

In September 1939, Władysław Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist, is playing live on the radio in Warsaw when the station is bombed during Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland. Hoping for a quick victory, Szpilman rejoices with his family at home when he learns that Britain and France have declared war on Germany, but the promised aid does not come. Fighting lasts for just over a month, with both the German and Soviet armies invading Poland at the same time on different fronts. Warsaw becomes part of the Nazi-controlled General Government. Jews are soon prevented from working or owning businesses, and are also made to wear blue Star of David armbands.

Sunday, 21 April 2024

Sunday, 21 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, 21 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.

Sunday, 21 April 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, 21 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Songs in the Piano Lounge (3)

Join other residents of the residence to sing songs you like.

Participation is voluntary and no registration is required.

The mask is still mandatory

Sunday, 21 April 2024
18:00 - 20:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Sunday, 21 April 2024
19:00 - 22:00

Out of Africa in FR (6)

Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth

Monday, 22 April 2024

Monday, 22 April 2024
10:30 - 11:15

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Join Lee for this aquafitness workout.


Maximum of 10 participants

Monday, 22 April 2024
10:30 - 11:30

La Grande Collecte de déchets (10)

very small effort contributes to a healthier planet, so let’s take action together for a sustainable future! Le Groupe Maurice invites you to take part in an Earth Day clean-up initiative on April 22 at 10:30 a.m. at reception. Bring a pair of gloves. The residence will provide garbage bags.

On April 22, a conference on how to adopt a green lifestyle, presented by the Earth Day organization, will also be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the movie theater.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to explore innovative ideas and contribute to safeguarding our amazing planet!

Please contact your recreation manager for more information.

Monday, 22 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, 22 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, 22 April 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.

Monday, 22 April 2024
14:00 - 15:30

Jour de la Terre conference, "J'adopte un mode de vie écoresponsable" (6)

This workshop offers economic and ecological tools and tricks to regain power over our daily footprint.

Monday, 22 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Tuesday, 23 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, 23 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, 23 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, 23 April 2024
11:30 - 12:00

Chair Yoga with Julie (6)

Join Julie for this gentle chair yoga session
Maximum 17 participants

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
12:00 - 12:30

Meditation with Julie (6)

Meditation with Julie

Tuesday, 23 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, 23 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, 23 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Pétanque League (11)

The game of pétanque is a boules sport generally played outdoors on a flat surface such as gravel or sand. Players use metal boules, usually steel, weighing between 650 and 800 grams. The aim of the game is to place the balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a "cochonnet" or "bouchon".

The game is played in several stages:

A player throws the jack at a set distance, usually between 6 and 10 meters.

Players or teams then throw their balls, trying to place them as close as possible to the jack.

The player or team whose ball is closest to the jack scores points. They can also score extra points for each additional ball that is closer to the jack than the closest opponent's balls.

The round ends when all the balls have been thrown.

The points are counted and the next round begins again.

Play continues until a player or team reaches a certain number of points set at the start of the game, usually 13 or 15. The game of pétanque requires both precision and strategy, as well as a good sense of balance and coordination. It's often played in a relaxed, convivial atmosphere, but can also be highly competitive at professional level.

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
14:30 - 15:30

Volunteer Cocktail (8)

Come celebrate Volunteer Week with us at L'Initial with a cocktail party in honor of our valued volunteers.

There will also be door prizes for volunteers attending the cocktail party.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, 23 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Wednesday, 24 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, 24 April 2024
10:00 - 10:45

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Join Lee for this aquafitness workout.


Maximum of 10 participants

Wednesday, 24 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, 24 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, 24 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, 24 April 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Café DG (3)

You are invited to the Café DG.
Your director, will answer your questions.
Please drop your questions in the box at the reception.
The deadline for submitting your questions is Monday, April 22, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, 24 April 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

On the menu this week

Friday, 19 April 2024

Friday
19 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Corn Chowder
  • Tuna and Rice Salad

Main course

  • Turkey Escalope, mushroom sauce
  • Honey roasted Ham

Dessert

  • Citrus Cake
Friday
19 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Cucumber and Dill Salad

Main course

  • Salmon Fillet with Pernod Sauce
  • Spaghetti with Italian Sausage Sauce

Dessert

  • Tapioca Pudding

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Saturday
20 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Cucumber and Dill Salad

Main course

  • Roast-Beef au jus
  • Veal Meatballs with Peach Sauce

Dessert

  • Tapioca pudding
Saturday
20 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Carrot Salad with Coconut Milk

Main course

  • Milanese Ossobucco
  • Breaded Fish Fillet, Lime mayo and Coriander

Dessert

  • Sugar Pie

Sunday, 21 April 2024

Sunday
21 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Carrot Salad with Coconut Milk

Main course

  • Brunch Platter
  • Haddock with Dill Sauce

Dessert

  • Sugar Pie
Sunday
21 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of Tomato
  • Caesar Salad

Main course

  • Chicken Leg, BBQ sauce
  • Rotini with Alfredo Sauce, Ham & Green Peas

Dessert

  • Banana Cake

Monday, 22 April 2024

Monday
22 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Tomato

  • Caesar Salad

Main course

  • Hamburger Steak, onion Sauce

  • Vegetable Frittata

Dessert

  • Banana Cake

Monday
22 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of apples and onions
  • Pasta Salad

Main course

  • Pork Escalope, Charcutière Sauce
  • Cod fillet, basil sauce

Dessert

  • Queen Elizabeth Cake

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Tuesday
23 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Apples and Onions
  • Pasta Salad

Main course

  • Stewed veal with prunes
  • Focaccia sandwich with turkey, tomato and lettuce

Dessert

  • Queen Elizabeth Cake
Tuesday
23 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Clam Chowder
  • Greek Salad

Main course

  • Butter Chicken
  • Macaroni and Cheese, Broccoli and Bacon

Dessert

  • Lemon and Poppy Seeds Cake

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Wednesday
24 April 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Clam Chowder
  • Greek Salad

Main course

  • Fish and Chips with Tartar Sauce
  • Turkey meatballs with cream and basil

Dessert

  • Lemon and Poppy Seeds Cake
Wednesday
24 April 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Stracciatella
  • Mini Pogo

Main course

  • Beef Bourguignon
  • Veal Liver with Pearl Onions

Dessert

  • Peach Square

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