Seniors Outreach Program


Seniors Outreach Program

Watch a video featuring the summer 2020 Beaurepaire group discussing an Alice Munro story via Zoom here.

Each year, the Thomas More Institute develops and delivers an original 18-week discussion course designed specifically for seniors. Led by volunteers trained in TMI’s approach to discussion, the course is offered on-site at various residences and seniors’ centres in the Greater Montreal area. The goal of the TMI’s Seniors Outreach Program is to foster socialization and intellectual reflection by creating a welcoming environment in which participating seniors can engage with selected readings and with one another. The past year presented us with a great challenge—one that was impressively overcome.

Each group has a maximum capacity of 14 participants.


Registration for 2022-23 Is Available Now

Reading Stories: The Canadian Short Story Experience

The short story is one of the oldest literary genres. Many Canadian authors known primarily as novelists, such as Margaret Atwood, Thomas King, Gabrielle Roy, and Madeleine Thien, have delved into the short story. What prompts them to do so? How does the experience of reading a short story differ from that of reading a novel? For the story to be considered “Canadian” must the author be Canadian, and do the stories have to be set in Canada?

In this 18-week course we will read a variety of Canadian short stories and in addition ask the following questions: What constitutes a short story? What can we learn about our country from these stories? How do diverse writings reflect Canada’s tapestry?

For more information, please contact Seniors Program Coordinator Jennifer MacGregor directly at jmacgregor@thomasmore.qc.ca or (514) 935-9585.

Click a location near you for more information:

  • location_onCENTRE CONTACTIVITY

    Address: 4695 Boul de Maisonneuve O, Westmount

    Day/Time: Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    First Session: 13 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Patricia Sikender, Jane Thomson

  • location_onDAWSON BOYS AND GIRLS GROUP

    Address: 666 Woodland Avenue, Montreal

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

    First Session: 12 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Jennifer Anstead, Murray Shugar

  • location_onGORE - TRINITY CHURCH

    Address: 4 Chem. Cambria, Gore, QC J0V 1K0

    Day/Time: Fridays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    First Session: 14 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay at this link

    Leaders: Barbara Radford, Kathleen Hugessen

  • location_onMAISON DESAULNIERS

    Address: 574 Ave Notre-Dame, Saint-Lambert

    Day/Time: Fridays, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    First Session: 14 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Irene Menear, Erika Podesser Romwalter

  • location_onMANOIR WESTMOUNT

    Address: 4646 Sherbrooke St W, Westmount

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    First Session: 12 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Sara Pistolesi

  • location_onMAXWELL RESIDENCE

    Address: 678 Surrey, Baie-d'Urfé

    Day/Time: Mondays 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    First Session: 17 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Peter Jankowski, Jennifer MacGregor

  • location_onONLINE GROUP

    Address: ZOOM

    Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    First Session: 11 October 2022, ON ZOOM

    How to Register: Pay at this link

    Leaders: Kay Palkhivala

  • location_onPLACE KENSINGTON (Westmount)

    Address: 4430 Ste-Catherine W., Westmount

    Day/Time: Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    First Session: 13 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Rina Kampeas, Sharon Poissant

  • location_onSAINT BRUNO

    Address: ZOOM

    Day/Time: Fridays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    First Session: 14 October 2022, ON ZOOM

    How to Register: Pay at this link

    Leaders: Cristina MacLean, Joan Machnik

  • location_onSAINT PATRICK SQUARE (Côte St-Luc)

    Address: 6767 Côte St-Luc, Côte St-Luc

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    First Session: 12 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay at this link

    Leaders: Kay Dunn

  • location_onSTEPHEN SHAAR COMMUNITY CENTRE

    Address: 394 Main, Hudson

    Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    First Session: 11 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay at this link

    Leaders: Silvia d'Apollonia, Norma Davies

  • location_onTHE TEAPOT

    Address: 2901 boul St Joseph, Lachine

    Day/Time: Thursdays 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

    First Session: 13 October 2022, ON ZOOM

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Barbara Miller, Jennifer MacGregor

  • location_onVILLA BEAUREPAIRE

    Address: 25 Fieldfare Ave., Beaconsfield

    Day/Time: Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    First Session: 13 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay at this link

    Leaders: Robin Little, Jennifer MacGregor

  • location_onVISTA

    Address: 5300 Côte Saint Luc Rd, Montreal

    Day/Time: Mondays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    First Session: 17 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Ron Fitzgerald, Laura Grunberg

  • location_onTHE WALDORF

    Address: 7400 Ch Cote St Luc, Cote St Luc

    Day/Time: Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

    First Session: 11 October 2022, IN PERSON

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: Rhona Selick

  • location_onWESTMOUNT ONE

    Address: 4800 Ch Cote St Luc, Montreal

    Day/Time: TBA

    First Session: TBA

    How to Register: Pay to centre

    Leaders: TBA