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Summer Picnic on the Terrace Roy

Events, Seniors

The intergenerational picnic is fast approaching and we need your help! Call out to all our amazing volunteers! To celebrate the arrival of Summer, The Meals-on-Wheels program is hosting an intergenerational picnic on its Terrace on Thursday June 28th. When: Thursday, June 28th, both from 11:30 – 2:00 pm Where: Santropol Roulant, 111 rue Roy East The event is intended to bring …

Sugar Shack Outing

Events, Food, Seniors, Stories

Every Spring, an intergenerational delegation of Santropol’s community members heads out for our annual Sugar Shack outing. This year was no exception as we drove to Mont-Saint-Grégoire on the south shore of Montreal in an uncertain, but forgiving weather. We do this because we strongly believe in reinforcing social inclusion and providing a sense of belonging to everyone through social …

Apple Picking Fun

Events, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors

On a blue sky day last September, a group of 42 hungry Santropol Roulant community members (clients, volunteers, staff, donors and board members!) of all ages piled into cars and drove to Mont St-Grégoire for apple picking. Participants sipped apple cider and dined on cheese crepes and waffles. Lunch was followed by a tractor tour of the orchard. Clients and volunteers marvelled …


Looking Back on the Holiday Brunch

Events, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

Last week, 80 Meals-on-Wheels clients, volunteers and staff came together to share a warm and festive moment at the Roulant during our annual holiday brunch. Once again, the most popular event among our meals-on-wheels community was a great success! (Photos below!) Guests gathered in office, beautifully decorated by Gianhi and a handful of artistic volunteers. We were enchanted by musical …


Holiday Brunch: Seeking Volunteers!

Events, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

As Christmas approaches, we are getting ready to host our annual Holiday Brunch for our meals-on-wheels client members, and there are many opportunities for you to get involved! The event will take place on Thursday December 8th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Roulant (111 rue Roy E.). This is by far the most popular event for our meals-on-wheels clients …


Stories of Santropol Roulant – Ruth

Seniors, Stories

Ruth – meals-on-wheels client I am from New York and I moved to Montreal in 1992. I was born in the South Bronx but lived in different parts of New York as I grew up. I worked at the Saint Vincent Hospital for a while as a student nurse, but decided that nursing wasn’t for me. For some time, I …

Sugar shack love

Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Volunteering - Personal

Last Thursday we enjoyed a beautiful outing to feast at l’Érablière Charbonneau! Some 60 clients, volunteers and staff took the road trip to Mont St Gregoire, building intergenerational relationships and community in one.  The menu at the sugar shack was an extravaganza: crepes, ham, omelet and tourtière were all doused in delicious maple syrup. We ate like kings and queens! Though …

Meals-on-Wheels: Home & Community Care

Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Video

Did you know that our Meals-on-Wheels program is part of a continuum of services that contributes to home care, like cleaning support, health care service, pharmaceuticals deliveries, etc. The people that use these services are often, seniors, post hospitalisation patients, those who suffer from degenerative disease, mental health challenges or have reduced mobility. Staying at home is a less costly alternative for …

Job Offer: Coordinator of the Meals-on-Wheels Client Community

Job Postings, Meals-on-Wheels, Seniors, Staff

Join the Meals-on-Wheels team for an unforgettable experience working with the clients of our daily meal service. We’re looking for a caring and compassionate listener with a strong desire to build social change through social inclusion and food security initiatives. The application deadline is Monday, May 23rd at 9am, with an anticipated start date in mid-June. Please note that this …

Learning from our Elders: Middle Eastern Recipes

Kitchen Workshops, Recipes, Seniors, Stories

This week we share two sets of recipes from last year’s intergenerational workshop series and cookbook Learning from our Elders: Lebanese Mezze Tabbouleh, Baba Ganoush & Hummus “Mezzes are small traditional Lebanese dishes that are shared before the main meal. They must be made with the freshest ingredients and with lots of attention. At parties, we sit around a large table that is covered with more than 20 …

La Cuisine d’Augustine

Kitchen Workshops, Publications, Recipes, Seniors

This time of year, when we think of Quebecois cooking, our minds turn to the sweet and salty delights typically found at the cabane-a-sucre. Here are a few recipes to try out at home, ones that Augustine often prepared with her mother while growing up in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. Let us know what you think! From the Learning from our Elders cookbook: …