In 2020, to properly address the needs of seniors, the Ville de Saint-Lambert updated its Family and Seniors Policy. This ensures that the concerns of seniors will be at the heart of the discussions during future planning stages for all new projects and initiatives aimed at improving municipal services.
We invite you to discover some of the services, activities and initiatives for seniors by scrolling down this page.
In 2020, the Ville de Saint-Lambert has obtained its “Municipalité amie des aînés” (also known in Quebec by its French acronym MADA, and in English as “Age-Friendly Cities”) certification. MADA certification is given to municipalities that demonstrate a commitment to preparing for the future and taking action to promote the active aging of their population.
The MADA certification is in fact the result of a great deal of work and a long collaborative process with the community, which led to the development of our new Family and Seniors Policy. Through this policy, the City was able to show the government its determination to optimize the opportunities for good health, participation and safety that help improve quality of life as we age.
Guide des programmes et services du gouvernement du Québec
Produced each year by the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale, this guide aims to inform seniors and their loved ones of the main government programs and services intended for them. Whether it is about home assistance, housing, transportation or tax credits, for example, seniors will be able to obtain clear and concise information on the various government programs and services offered.
The City of Saint-Lambert organizes several activities dedicated to seniors.
As part of its recreation program, the Ville de Saint-Lambert offers a wide range of classes and activities for people aged 55 and over during each of its four sessions (fall, winter, spring, and summer).
You can search on the online registration site, but for an overview of all the activities that are offered, we invite you to consult the latest recreation program available in the Publications section.
The Ville de Saint-Lambert pays particular attention to the development of its parks to ensure they have something to offer people of all ages. Among the activities that are more specifically geared to seniors, you’ll find:
During the following hours, the ice rink is converted into a pickleball court and is reserved for the practice of this sport. Visit the Sports fields page for all details.
There are three petanque courts in Saint-Lambert, at Préville, Dulwich, and Saint-Denis parks. Visit the Sports fields page for all details.
In addition to its recreational parks, the City offers several small ornamental parks set up as relaxation areas so that you can picnic or simply enjoy the good weather. Consult the interactive map to find out about these parks.
The Ville de Saint-Lambert offers an array of entertaining activities for adults of all ages as part of its Rendez-vous culturels program. In addition to being offered free or at a minimal cost, these events are held in venues that are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
The City offers programming throughout the year. Consult the calendar to find out the schedule of activities.
Free “Accès 65 HORS POINTE” transit pass for seniors
The Ville de Saint-Lambert is offering free ''Accès 65 HORS POINTE'' transit passes to low-income seniors (having an annual gross income of less than $32,000 for an individual or less than $42,000 for a family) aged 65 and older. This pass will be valid between January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.
The City is pleased to offer this service, whose goal is to encourage its seniors to stay active and take part in activities being offered in the agglomeration, while helping to relieve them of the worry of the cost of transportation.
The “Accès 65 HORS POINTE” transit pass allows qualified seniors to make an unlimited number of trips using the regular transit or paratransit services of the RTL network, during the following off-peak hours:
- Off-peak daytime hours: 9 a.m. to 3:29 p.m.
- Off-peak evening hours: 6:30 p.m. to the end of service.
- Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
All a person needs to do is to come to Recreation centre (600, Oak Ave.) with the following documents in hand:
- A reduced-fare OPUS card with photo;
- Proof of residency: copy of a tax bill or utility bill (telephone, electricity, etc.);
- A piece of identification: valid driver’s licence, health insurance card or passport;
- A statement of earnings: copy of the person’s 2021 or 2022 notice of assessment from the federal government;
- The completed eligibility application form.
If the application meets all the requirements, the person will receive the ''Accès 65 HORS POINTE'' transit pass on their OPUS card.
For more information, you can contact the reception of the recreation centre (600 Oak Avenue) at 450 672-4444.
If you do not have a reduced-fare OPUS card with photo, you can obtain one for $15 from the ticket office located in wing A of the Longueuil terminal, at 120 Place Charles-Le Moyne. The ticket office is open 7 days a week between 5:30 a.m. and midnight.
Be sure to bring:
- The completed application form for a reduced-fare OPUS card with photo;
- A valid piece of photo identification (driver’s licence, health insurance card, or passport).
- A payment method: cash, debit card or credit card. The card costs $15.
For more information, please contact the RTL’s Customer Service department at 450 463-0131 or consult their website at www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca.
Community services and activities
Among the recognized organizations that offer services to the community, the Ville de Saint-Lambert would like to highlight a few that devote all or a large part of their activities to seniors:
- The Saint-Lambert Council for Seniors, whose mission is to promote the social, mental and physical well-being of its members and encourage them to take part in the life of their community.
- L’Entreclefs, a non-profit organization that pursues a mission of creating social wealth through intergenerational mixing.
- La Mosaïque, an organization that offers services aimed at maintaining the autonomy of individuals living at home and supporting the network of natural caregivers for people who are losing their independence. They also provide advice and support to isolated or disadvantaged individuals, helping them improve their living conditions while preserving their dignity.
Consult the “Our organizations in action” microsite to know all the organizations and the services they offer.
Programs and Grants
When the City is informed of interesting programs and grants for seniors, it will present them in this section.
Are you 65 or over? Has your tax bill increased? You may be eligible for assistance from the Quebec government to pay your municipal taxes.
Provided by Revenu Québec when you file your annual income tax return, this grant is offered to seniors to help offset an increase in the municipal taxes payable on their residence following a significant increase in its value.
For more information, to find out the eligibility criteria or to obtain the form, visit Revenu Québec’s website.
You can also call Revenu Québec at 418 266-1016.