The first palliative day centre of its kind in Montreal

Our approach
Improving the quality of life of our guests and providing much needed respite to caregivers - St Raphael's

The Day Centre provides guests and their loved ones with an exceptional experience and works to improve their well-being at every stage of their illness: from the diagnosis of an incurable disease through treatment to the last moments and after death. Our team welcomes guests wherever they are in their care trajectory and their emotional and psychological processing of their illness.

Care and services

Care and services offered

People living with an incurable disease, caregivers and loved ones as well as bereaved people have access to a multitude of care and services offered free of charge to improve their quality of life.

Professional services:

  • Acupuncture
  • Art therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Social work

All professional services can be offered for individuals, couples, families and groups.

Other care and services:

  • Therapeutic baths
  • Meals (on site or to take away)
  • Zootherapy

Activities:

  • Creative Journal
  • Support groups
  • Meditative walk
  • Virtual reality
  • Conferences
  • Training
  • Thematic discussions
Multidisciplinary Team

Multidisciplinary team

Achille Volpi (acupuncturist), Karine Bouchard (art therapist), Julie Jobin (massage therapist), Anne Lacourse (music therapist) and Jennifer Hassard (social worker) offer you a choice of treatments and services so you can work on your personal goals or just enjoy a peaceful and safe place where you will find respite and good company.

Karine Bouchard
Art therapist

Anne Lacourse
Music therapist

Julie Jobin
Massage therapist

Achille Volpi
Acupuncturist

Jennifer Hassard
Social worker

Véronique Després
Director of Multidisciplinary Services

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for the Day Centre

The care and services of the Day Center are offered free of charge to people living with an incurable disease limiting life expectancy, to family caregivers or relatives of a person living with an incurable disease as well as to bereaved people who have lost a life expectancy. close to an incurable disease.

To benefit from the care and services of the Day Center, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 18 years of age and over (we do not provide care and services to children and adolescents, but they can accompany you and will be warmly welcomed)
  • Live or have a caregiver who lives in Montreal
  • Have been diagnosed with an incurable disease limiting life expectancy, be the caregiver or loved one of a person living with an incurable disease or be a bereaved person who has lost a loved one to an incurable disease
  • Live at home

We will welcome people from all backgrounds, regardless of their social status, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity or religious beliefs.

Registration

Register for activities

1 – Complete the Request for services form and send it by email to centredejour@maisonstraphael.org or by fax to 438 375-6947.

2 – The director of multidisciplinary services will contact you to organize an initial assessment and the choice of activities.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Véronique Després, Director of Multidisciplinary Services at the Day Center at 514 736-2001 ext 400 or at centredejour@maisonstraphael.org.

Fall 2021 Programming

You will find the Day Centre’s fall 2021 program of activities below.

For closed groups, you must register in advance for the entire session. For open groups, you only have to sign up for the session(s) of your choice. We still recommend registering in advance, as space is limited.

Please remember that the Day Centre continues to offer massage therapy, music therapy, acupuncture, art therapy and social work services at all times. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with one of our therapists.

REGISTRATION: 514 736-2001 ext. 400

 

See group activities for:

For everyone

CHAIR YOGA – Full

With Annie Courtecuisse, yoga teacher

A beautiful and safe way to practice hatha yoga that respects each person’s own limits.

When: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Date: September 23 to November 25
Number of people: 8 (closed)

REGISTRATION : 514 736-2001 ext 400

People with an incurable disease

PHOTOGRAPHY – Full

With Karine Bouchard, art therapist

Explore photography as a means of expression through various themes, including illness, grief, nature and hope.

When: Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Date: September 22 to November 17
Number of people: 5 (closed group)

REGISTRATION : 514 736-2001 ext 400

Caregivers and the bereaved

ART THERAPY – Full

With Laurence Gauthier, art therapist intern

Explore grief-related themes to build a creative connection with the deceased, care for yourself and find a means of self-expression through art.

When: Thursdays, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Date: September 9 to December 2
Number of people: 8 (closed group)

REGISTRATION: 514 736-2001 ext 400

ART THERAPY – Full

With Laurence Gauthier, art therapy intern

Explore grief-related themes to build a creative connection with the deceased, care for yourself and find a means of self-expression through art.

When: Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Date: September 10 to December 3
Number of people: 8 (closed group)

REGISTRATION: 514 736-2001 ext 400

WALKING GROUP – Full

With Jennifer Hassard, social worker

Come for a gentle walk in a park near St. Raphael’s. You’ll find support, build relationships and be able to talk about your experience.

When: Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Date: September 21 to November 23
Number of people: 12 (closed group)

REGISTRATION: 514 736-2001 ext 400

Contribute to our mission

Help us improve the quality of life of people at the end of life

Palliative Day Centre

Opening hours

9 am to 4 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Address

6005 Deacon Road
Montreal QC  H3S 2P4

Contact

514-736-2001
centredejour@maisonstraphael.org