Amplifying Voices Video #3: Mobility Health and Autonomy

Amplifying Voices

Amplifying Voices is a video project that explores the lives and realities of six seniors who receive meals-on-wheels from Santropol Roulant.

Mobility, Health and Autonomy: All of Santropol Roulant’s meals-on-wheels clients experience a loss of autonomy and often restricted mobility or other health issues. These different problems affect how they experience and interact with their world.

Kateri Décary, Meals-on-Wheels Director at Santropol Roulant, speaks about the topic of mobility, health and autonomy in meals-on-wheels clients.

Amplifying Voices Credits                         Filming and interviewing

Alda Cadieux                                                            Ashley Duong
Rosanne L’Ecuyer                                                  Richard Spiegel
Augustine Girard                                                    Mayumi Robinson
Edgar Lion                                                                 Louis Beaucage
Anne Robicheau                                                     Tássia Camões
Jan Spaniel                                                                Lauren Kolyn
–                                                                                     Claudia Atomei

Editing, transcription                                   Graphics

Rafael Fávero – Head editor                              Julia Gunst
Jean Milliken
Martin Morin                                                             Music
Olive Bailey
Julia Evans                                                                 Whiteyes – “La Rencontre”
Swathi Meenakshi                                                   Marco Tezza – “Rundgesang – Girotondo”
Claire Desbiens                                                        Pierre Feraux – “Brahms – 25 Variations and Fugue – Var. XI-XII”
–                                                                                      Marco Tezza – “Landliches Lied – Canzone Campestre – Ferdinand Schumann”

Who participated? Santropol Roulant’s meals-on-wheels clients and volunteers collaborated to create these videos. While the clients provided the content by sharing their rich stories and intimate details from their everyday lives, many volunteers of all ages interviewed, filmed and edited the videos.

Why watch? Meet Alda, Augustine and Anne. Get to know Edgar and his dancing marionettes, Jan’s idea of how his neighbours should treat him, Rosanne and her orchids and her view of seniors.

This project was funded by the Canadian Government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.