Seniors Outreach Program


Seniors Outreach Program

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 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.

If you would like to help TMI provide crucial opportunities for social and intellectual engagement among Montreal’s seniors, or if you would like to invite TMI to organize a new course at a residence or centre, please contact Seniors Program Coordinator Jennifer MacGregor directly at jmacgregor@thomasmore.qc.ca or (514) 935-9585.


Food, Glorious Food: A Feast for the Mind

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” —George Bernard Shaw

It is said that some eat to live while others live to eat. How has our relationship with food changed over the centuries? As increased trade and easier travel shrank the world, unfamiliar foods and drink became available, reducing the need to rely on local products. From taxation schemes to hunger strikes, food has been frequently implicated in politics.

What is the importance of food in different cultures? Why do some societies suffer from widespread obesity, while others struggle to feed their citizens? Does an army really march on its stomach? How has technology changed the way we eat and drink? With climate change and GMOs, what twists in the story of food might surprise us going forward?

In this 18-week course, we will use fiction, non-fiction, film, and lively discussion as food for thought.

Full course $30.00
(18 weeks)

1 semester only $15.00

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  • location_onCONTACTIVITY CENTRE (WESTMOUNT)

    Address: 4695 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W, Westmount

    Day/Time: Fridays: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 11th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 17th, 2020

    Leaders: Ron Fitzgerald, Patricia Sikender

  • location_onDAWSON BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB (VERDUN)

    Address: 666 Woodland, Verdun

    Day/Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    First Fall Session: October 16th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 15th, 2020

    Leaders: Jennifer Anstead, Murray Shugar

  • location_onLASALLE D+D 50+ CENTRE (LASALLE)

    Address: 7771 rue Bouvier, Lasalle

    Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:00-3:15 pm

    First Fall Session: October 16th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 15th, 2020

    Leaders: Felicity Glover, Heather Stephens

  • location_onMAISON DESAULNIERS (ST-LAMBERT)

    Address: 574 Notre-Dame St., St-Lambert

    Day/Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

    First Fall Session: October 18th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 17th, 2020

    Leaders: Irene Menear, Erika Podesser-Romwalter

  • location_onMANOIR WESTMOUNT (WESTMOUNT)

    Address: 4646 Sherbrooke St. W., Westmount

    Day/Time: 2:00- 3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 16th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 15th, 2020

    Leaders: Bob Enright, Sara Pistolesi

  • location_onMAXWELL RESIDENCE (BAIE D'URFÉ)

    Address: 678 Surrey, Baie d'Urfé

    Day/Time: Mondays 11:00-12:15 pm

    First Fall Session: October 21st, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 13th, 2020

    Leaders: Peter Jankowski, Jennifer MacGregor

  • location_onPLACE KENSINGTON (WESTMOUNT)

    Address: 4430 Saint-Catherine St, Westmount

    Day/Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 17th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 16th, 2020

    Leaders: Rina Kampeas, Sharon Poissant

  • location_onMount Bruno United Church

    Address: 25 rue Lakeview, St-Bruno

    Day/Time: 1:30-3:30 pm

    First Fall Session: October 16th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 15th, 2020

    Leaders: Michelle Gaudreault, Joan Machnik

  • location_onSTEPHEN SHAAR COMMUNITY CENTRE (HUDSON)

    Address: 394 Main, Hudson

    Day/Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 15th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 14th, 2020

    Leaders: Sheryl Mendritzki, Wolf Mendritzki and Jane Wright

  • location_onST. PATRICK SQUARE (CÔTE ST-LUC)

    Address: 6767 Côte St Luc Road, Côte St Luc

    Day/Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 16th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 15th, 2020

    Leaders: Mary Hughes, Doris Rooney, Elizabeth Tomas

  • location_onTHE TEAPOT (LACHINE)

    Address: 2901 St. Joseph Blvd, Lachine

    Day/Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am

    First Fall Session: October 17th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 16th, 2020

    Leaders:

  • location_onVILLA BEAUREPAIRE (BEACONSFIELD)

    Address: 23 Fieldfare Ave., Beaconsfield

    Day/Time: 2:00-3:30 pm

    First Fall Session: October 17th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 16th, 2020

    Leaders: Jennifer MacGregor, Robin Little

  • location_onVISTA (MONTREAL)

    Address: 5300 Côte St-Luc Road, Montreal

    Day/Time: 11:00-12:00 pm

    First Fall Session: October 14th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 13th, 2020

    Leaders: Laura Grunberg

  • location_onTHE WELLESLEY (POINTE-CLAIRE)

    Address: 230 Hymus Blvd., Pointe-Claire

    Day/Time: 1:30-2:45 pm

    First Fall Session: October 18th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 17th, 2020

    Leaders: Alcida Boissonault, Heather Stephens

  • location_onTrinity Community Center (Gore)

    Address: 4 Cambria Road (just off route 329) Gore

    Day/Time: Fridays, 1:30-3:30 pm

    First Fall Session: October 18th, 2019

    First Winter Session: January 17th, 2020

    Leaders: To be confirmed