From cause to effect
When it formed its own Foundation in the fall of 2017, the Groupe Maurice team’s goal was to have a more official body that could expand its pool of donors to further help the organizations and individuals that work toward the well-being of seniors in Quebec.
THE DREAM OF A FIERCE DEFENDER OF SENIORS
The Luc Maurice Foundation proudly carries the name of the founder of Le Groupe Maurice, who is also its source of inspiration. Luc Maurice has always come to the aid of senior citizens. They are one of his primary reasons for living.
By promoting the importance of doing our part for our community, Luc Maurice aimed to transfer the Groupe Maurice mission into our society, a mission that goes well beyond developing, building and managing residences for retirees. His primary motivation has always been to ensure that seniors can live according to their beliefs in an inspiring living environment that not only promotes their comfort, independence, health, socialization, commitment and growth, but ultimately, their happiness.
The Fondation Luc Maurice takes special pride in supporting organizations that endeavour to improve the health of our seniors and those who provide them with opportunities to socialize, because they have a major impact on their happiness. Having a good support system and being in good shape is what makes them the happiest according to a 2017 Léger survey.
Our population is aging fastOur circle of loved ones grows smaller
According to the Institut de la statistique du Québec life expectancy is rising. In 20 years, the Quebec population will be among the oldest in the Western world.
Individuals aged between 75 and 84 make up a third of Quebec’s population.
The group of seniors who are 85 today, a group that represents 10% of the elderly population, is the fastest growing, according to the Institut de la santé publique du Québec.
We’re having fewer children, there are more broken families. As we age, we lose more and more people in our circle, including our spouses.
Social isolation creates many health problems and bad habits, according to the National Seniors Council.
Family members become the primary source of contact and help for seniors. However, friendships become essential to their well-being and friends can, in certain cases, be more important than family members to boost morale.