This week at L’Initial

Activities of the week

Wednesday, 24 July 2024

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

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Welcome to aquafitness, where water becomes your fitness partner! Immerse yourself in a dynamic session that combines cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility, all in the refreshing environment of the pool. Our qualified instructors will guide you through a series of challenging exercises designed to tone your body and improve your cardiovascular health, all with natural water resistance. Whether you're an experienced swimmer or just looking for a fun way to get fit, this class is suitable for all fitness levels. Join us for an energizing session that will leave you refreshed and ready to face the day!

Wednesday, 24 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

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.

Wednesday, 24 July 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 July 2024
16:45 - 18:30

July 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 Duo Passeport.

Registration required at the reception. To come !

Menu: To come !


For more details, please consult the department Directors

Wednesday, 24 July 2024
18:30 - 20:00

Music show of the month (13)

Join Duo passeport for this music show.


Dance and fun will be had by all.

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

Tuck Games (8)

Welcome to our tuck course, where strategy meets fun in this exciting card game! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tuck and learn the rules, tricks and tactics to become a formidable player. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player, our course offers you an enriching and entertaining experience. Join us for interactive sessions where every card counts and every move brings you closer to victory. Get ready to challenge your friends and experience exciting, memorable moments!

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

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.

Thursday, 25 July 2024

Thursday, 25 July 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, 25 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

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.

Thursday, 25 July 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, 25 July 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, 25 July 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, 25 July 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, 25 July 2024
14:30 - 15:00

(Stand up) Balance (6)

Welcome to Stand-Up Balance Fitness, a fitness experience that strengthens your body while improving your stability and coordination! In this class, you'll be guided through a series of exercises specially designed to strengthen stabilizing muscles and improve your balance in a standing position. Whether you're a beginner or looking to challenge your limits, our qualified instructors will help you progress safely. Join us for a stimulating session where you'll push your boundaries and strengthen your body in a balanced and harmonious way!

Thursday, 25 July 2024
15:00 - 15:30

Fitness on Chair (5)

Welcome to CardioFit Assis, a dynamic workout designed to get you moving and sweating while you sit! In this class, accessible to all, you'll burn calories, strengthen your heart and tone your muscles, all without having to stand up. With simple, effective exercises adapted to the seated position, you'll improve your endurance, coordination and cardiovascular health. Join us for an invigorating session where motivating music and a welcoming atmosphere will help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever your level of fitness!

Thursday, 25 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Welcome to our tuck course, where strategy meets fun in this exciting card game! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tuck and learn the rules, tricks and tactics to become a formidable player. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player, our course offers you an enriching and entertaining experience. Join us for interactive sessions where every card counts and every move brings you closer to victory. Get ready to challenge your friends and experience exciting, memorable moments!

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Thursday, 25 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

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, 26 July 2024

Friday, 26 July 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, 26 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

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, 26 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Bilingual Mass (6)

Celebration of Mass by Father Gagnon in the activities room

Friday, 26 July 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, 26 July 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, 26 July 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, 26 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Welcome to our tuck course, where strategy meets fun in this exciting card game! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tuck and learn the rules, tricks and tactics to become a formidable player. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player, our course offers you an enriching and entertaining experience. Join us for interactive sessions where every card counts and every move brings you closer to victory. Get ready to challenge your friends and experience exciting, memorable moments!

Translated with DeepL.com (free version)

Friday, 26 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

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.

Saturday, 27 July 2024

Saturday, 27 July 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, 27 July 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Saturday, 27 July 2024
19:00 - 22:00

Avatar in EN (6)

Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than ten years in the making, Avatar marks Cameron s return to feature directing since helming 1997 s Titanic, the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars® including Best Picture. WETA Digital, renowned for its work in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong, will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters.

Sunday, 28 July 2024

Sunday, 28 July 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, 28 July 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, 28 July 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, 28 July 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, 28 July 2024
18:00 - 20:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Sunday, 28 July 2024
19:00 - 22:00

The Blue Butterfly in FR (6)

Pete is a young boy suffering from incurable cancer. His dearest wish is to add the blue morpho to his butterfly collection before he dies. His mother tries to convince the famous entomologist Alan Osborne to take her son to the jungle to realize this dream. After some reluctance, Osborne relented. The three characters set off into the rainforest in search of the blue morpho.

Along the way, the protagonists grow closer to each other. A series of adventures reinforce this situation. On the eve of their departure, Pete finally finds the object of his dreams, but decides to let it go, as in his own case. When they return, all traces of Pete's cancer have disappeared.

Inspired by a true story, this film recounts the adventure of entomologist Georges Brossard who, at the request of the Children's Wish Foundation, took David Marenger, a terminally ill young boy, to South America in 1987 to capture a blue morpho.

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Monday, 29 July 2024

Monday, 29 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

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.

Monday, 29 July 2024
10:30 - 11:15

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Welcome to aquafitness, where water becomes your fitness partner! Immerse yourself in a dynamic session that combines cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility, all in the refreshing environment of the pool. Our qualified instructors will guide you through a series of challenging exercises designed to tone your body and improve your cardiovascular health, all with natural water resistance. Whether you're an experienced swimmer or just looking for a fun way to get fit, this class is suitable for all fitness levels. Join us for an energizing session that will leave you refreshed and ready to face the day!

Monday, 29 July 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, 29 July 2024
13:15 - 14:43

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.

Monday, 29 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

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.

Monday, 29 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Welcome to our tuck course, where strategy meets fun in this exciting card game! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tuck and learn the rules, tricks and tactics to become a formidable player. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player, our course offers you an enriching and entertaining experience. Join us for interactive sessions where every card counts and every move brings you closer to victory. Get ready to challenge your friends and experience exciting, memorable moments!

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On the menu this week

Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Wednesday
24 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Broccoli Soup

  • Avocado Shrimps

Main course

  • Meatloaf

  • Croque-Monsieur on croissant

Dessert

  • Spice cake with taffy icing

Wednesday
24 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cucumber Salad

Main course

  • Garlic Roast Pork and MOA -MOA with carrots and peas

Dessert

  • Exotic fruit salad with three sorbets

Thursday, 25 July 2024

Thursday
25 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream Beet Soup
  • Pasta Salad

Main course

  • Mimosa (ham, beans and hard-boiled egg
  • Vegetable and chicken pesto pizza

Dessert

  • Caramel Cream
Thursday
25 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of cauliflower
  • Mimosa Egg

Main course

  • Pork Osso Bucco
  • Cheese ravioli with rosé sauce and fine herbs

Dessert

  • Beaver Tail

Friday, 26 July 2024

Friday
26 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of cauliflower
  • Mimosa Egg

Main course

  • Chicken pot pie
  • Focaccia with ham and brie

Dessert

  • Beaver Tail
Friday
26 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of Tomato
  • Greek Salad

Main course

  • Grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce
  • Haddock fillet and strawberry salsa

Dessert

  • Brownies

Saturday, 27 July 2024

Saturday
27 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Tomato
  • Greek Salad

Main course

  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Smoked salmon bagel

Dessert

  • Brownies
Saturday
27 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Vegetable Soup
  • Melon Ham

Main course

  • BBQ Chicken Leg
  • Warm goat cheese Salad

Dessert

  • Sugar Pie

Sunday, 28 July 2024

Sunday
28 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Vegetable Soup
  • Melon Ham

Main course

  • Breakfast plate
  • Ham and asparagus cream cheese

Dessert

  • Sugar Pie
Sunday
28 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Tomato Soup
  • Beet Salad

Main course

  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Seafood Pasta

Dessert

  • Ice cream cup

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

Wednesday, 24 July 2024

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

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Welcome to aquafitness, where water becomes your fitness partner! Immerse yourself in a dynamic session that combines cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility, all in the refreshing environment of the pool. Our qualified instructors will guide you through a series of challenging exercises designed to tone your body and improve your cardiovascular health, all with natural water resistance. Whether you're an experienced swimmer or just looking for a fun way to get fit, this class is suitable for all fitness levels. Join us for an energizing session that will leave you refreshed and ready to face the day!

Wednesday, 24 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

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.

Wednesday, 24 July 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 July 2024
16:45 - 18:30

July 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 Duo Passeport.

Registration required at the reception. To come !

Menu: To come !


For more details, please consult the department Directors

Wednesday, 24 July 2024
18:30 - 20:00

Music show of the month (13)

Join Duo passeport for this music show.


Dance and fun will be had by all.

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

Tuck Games (8)

Welcome to our tuck course, where strategy meets fun in this exciting card game! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tuck and learn the rules, tricks and tactics to become a formidable player. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player, our course offers you an enriching and entertaining experience. Join us for interactive sessions where every card counts and every move brings you closer to victory. Get ready to challenge your friends and experience exciting, memorable moments!

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

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.

Thursday, 25 July 2024

Thursday, 25 July 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, 25 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

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.

Thursday, 25 July 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, 25 July 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, 25 July 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, 25 July 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, 25 July 2024
14:30 - 15:00

(Stand up) Balance (6)

Welcome to Stand-Up Balance Fitness, a fitness experience that strengthens your body while improving your stability and coordination! In this class, you'll be guided through a series of exercises specially designed to strengthen stabilizing muscles and improve your balance in a standing position. Whether you're a beginner or looking to challenge your limits, our qualified instructors will help you progress safely. Join us for a stimulating session where you'll push your boundaries and strengthen your body in a balanced and harmonious way!

Thursday, 25 July 2024
15:00 - 15:30

Fitness on Chair (5)

Welcome to CardioFit Assis, a dynamic workout designed to get you moving and sweating while you sit! In this class, accessible to all, you'll burn calories, strengthen your heart and tone your muscles, all without having to stand up. With simple, effective exercises adapted to the seated position, you'll improve your endurance, coordination and cardiovascular health. Join us for an invigorating session where motivating music and a welcoming atmosphere will help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever your level of fitness!

Thursday, 25 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Welcome to our tuck course, where strategy meets fun in this exciting card game! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tuck and learn the rules, tricks and tactics to become a formidable player. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player, our course offers you an enriching and entertaining experience. Join us for interactive sessions where every card counts and every move brings you closer to victory. Get ready to challenge your friends and experience exciting, memorable moments!

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Thursday, 25 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

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, 26 July 2024

Friday, 26 July 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, 26 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

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, 26 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

Bilingual Mass (6)

Celebration of Mass by Father Gagnon in the activities room

Friday, 26 July 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, 26 July 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, 26 July 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, 26 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Welcome to our tuck course, where strategy meets fun in this exciting card game! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tuck and learn the rules, tricks and tactics to become a formidable player. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player, our course offers you an enriching and entertaining experience. Join us for interactive sessions where every card counts and every move brings you closer to victory. Get ready to challenge your friends and experience exciting, memorable moments!

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Friday, 26 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

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.

Saturday, 27 July 2024

Saturday, 27 July 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, 27 July 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Saturday, 27 July 2024
19:00 - 22:00

Avatar in EN (6)

Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than ten years in the making, Avatar marks Cameron s return to feature directing since helming 1997 s Titanic, the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars® including Best Picture. WETA Digital, renowned for its work in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong, will incorporate new intuitive CGI technologies to transform the environments and characters into photorealistic 3D imagery that will transport the audience into the alien world rich with imaginative vistas, creatures and characters.

Sunday, 28 July 2024

Sunday, 28 July 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, 28 July 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, 28 July 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, 28 July 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, 28 July 2024
18:00 - 20:00

Free billiards (8)

Free billiards for all. 

No registration required

Have fun!

Sunday, 28 July 2024
19:00 - 22:00

The Blue Butterfly in FR (6)

Pete is a young boy suffering from incurable cancer. His dearest wish is to add the blue morpho to his butterfly collection before he dies. His mother tries to convince the famous entomologist Alan Osborne to take her son to the jungle to realize this dream. After some reluctance, Osborne relented. The three characters set off into the rainforest in search of the blue morpho.

Along the way, the protagonists grow closer to each other. A series of adventures reinforce this situation. On the eve of their departure, Pete finally finds the object of his dreams, but decides to let it go, as in his own case. When they return, all traces of Pete's cancer have disappeared.

Inspired by a true story, this film recounts the adventure of entomologist Georges Brossard who, at the request of the Children's Wish Foundation, took David Marenger, a terminally ill young boy, to South America in 1987 to capture a blue morpho.

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Monday, 29 July 2024

Monday, 29 July 2024
10:00 - 11:00

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.

Monday, 29 July 2024
10:30 - 11:15

Aquafitness with Lee (1)

Welcome to aquafitness, where water becomes your fitness partner! Immerse yourself in a dynamic session that combines cardio, muscle strengthening and flexibility, all in the refreshing environment of the pool. Our qualified instructors will guide you through a series of challenging exercises designed to tone your body and improve your cardiovascular health, all with natural water resistance. Whether you're an experienced swimmer or just looking for a fun way to get fit, this class is suitable for all fitness levels. Join us for an energizing session that will leave you refreshed and ready to face the day!

Monday, 29 July 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, 29 July 2024
13:15 - 14:43

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.

Monday, 29 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

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.

Monday, 29 July 2024
19:00 - 20:00

Tuck Games (8)

Welcome to our tuck course, where strategy meets fun in this exciting card game! Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of tuck and learn the rules, tricks and tactics to become a formidable player. Whether you're a novice or an experienced player, our course offers you an enriching and entertaining experience. Join us for interactive sessions where every card counts and every move brings you closer to victory. Get ready to challenge your friends and experience exciting, memorable moments!

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On the menu this week

Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Wednesday
24 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Broccoli Soup

  • Avocado Shrimps

Main course

  • Meatloaf

  • Croque-Monsieur on croissant

Dessert

  • Spice cake with taffy icing

Wednesday
24 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cucumber Salad

Main course

  • Garlic Roast Pork and MOA -MOA with carrots and peas

Dessert

  • Exotic fruit salad with three sorbets

Thursday, 25 July 2024

Thursday
25 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream Beet Soup
  • Pasta Salad

Main course

  • Mimosa (ham, beans and hard-boiled egg
  • Vegetable and chicken pesto pizza

Dessert

  • Caramel Cream
Thursday
25 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of cauliflower
  • Mimosa Egg

Main course

  • Pork Osso Bucco
  • Cheese ravioli with rosé sauce and fine herbs

Dessert

  • Beaver Tail

Friday, 26 July 2024

Friday
26 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of cauliflower
  • Mimosa Egg

Main course

  • Chicken pot pie
  • Focaccia with ham and brie

Dessert

  • Beaver Tail
Friday
26 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Cream of Tomato
  • Greek Salad

Main course

  • Grilled flank steak with chimichurri sauce
  • Haddock fillet and strawberry salsa

Dessert

  • Brownies

Saturday, 27 July 2024

Saturday
27 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Cream of Tomato
  • Greek Salad

Main course

  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Smoked salmon bagel

Dessert

  • Brownies
Saturday
27 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Vegetable Soup
  • Melon Ham

Main course

  • BBQ Chicken Leg
  • Warm goat cheese Salad

Dessert

  • Sugar Pie

Sunday, 28 July 2024

Sunday
28 July 2024
LUNCH

Appetizer

  • Vegetable Soup
  • Melon Ham

Main course

  • Breakfast plate
  • Ham and asparagus cream cheese

Dessert

  • Sugar Pie
Sunday
28 July 2024
SUPPER

Appetizer

  • Tomato Soup
  • Beet Salad

Main course

  • Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • Seafood Pasta

Dessert

  • Ice cream cup

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