Fondation Institut de Gériatrie de Montréal
Created in 1984, the Fondation Institut de gériatrie de Montréal, in partnership with its donors, provides concrete support to developing and maintaining the lead role played by the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM) as a centre for specialized care, research and knowledge sharing related to aging and the health of seniors.
The Fondation Institut de gériatrie de Montréal recognizes the contributions that seniors make to society. It strives to be part of efforts to improve their health and ensure that future generations can age well.
The IUGM Mission
* Ensure the continuance of high-quality care The professionals at IUGM offer high-quality care and services that represent a source of cutting-edge information and expertise for the entire health and social services network.
*Continue research activities on health and aging
Through their dynamism and diversity of fields of study, IUGM researchers contribute to the development of knowledge to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms of aging and the progress of disease in seniors. In doing so, they reinforce the international influence of the research centre. *Promote the dissemination of expertise and improve the health of seniors.
IUGM uses many media to disseminate the most recent information about health and aging. It encourages knowledge sharing among all professionals in the Québec health network. Its objective is to train a labour force specialized in geriatrics and gerontology. It can also call on the expertise of clinicians to design different information tools for seniors and their family caregivers.
* Disseminate the most recent information about health and aging by informing the general public about research developments
* Help promote the health of seniors and family caregivers by developing information tools
Since 2010, the Foundation has contributed almost $6 million to IUGM to complete projects such as:
Expansion of the research centre;
The purchase of equipment for specialized clinics, including a scanner for the pain management clinic;
The creation of lounges and terraces for IUGM residents;
Establishment of artistic, musical and zootherapy activities for IUGM residents;
Lectures for the general public on questions relating to aging;
Funding of research projects;
Granting of bursaries to young researchers.