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Excavators and many artisans roam the streets and corridors of the Espace Saint-Julien, Laval (Girls). But for several weeks now, they have been next to the first occupants of the Le Logis senior residence. Intergenerational spaces thus slowly begin to come to life.
“It gets hot”
“This is an opening that we have been waiting for six years”, rejoices Benoit Grou, president of the Saint-Julien Endowment Fund, who points out: “the after-school reception La Cabane, the micro-crèche Le Nid, the solidarity café La Cale and the La Coloc student accommodation Will open in September. » Boarding schools, which were to be the first centers to come into existence, would eventually come to an end. Residents of the current Notre-Dame de Pontmain boarding school have to wait at least a year to store their suitcases there. “It’s a question of funding”, specifies Benoît Grou.
To date, eight Logis apartments have been inhabited. Two more residents will arrive in August, seven in September and 22 in early October. In all, the residence has 66 apartments. The decor evolves, the restaurant, lounge-library or games room comes to life. “It becomes warmer, underlines Marie-Aude de Boisrieu, Director of Logis. Some residents come from other regions, such as Ile de France, Vendée, Brittany… Many come to break a certain isolation and appreciate the openness of the outdoor space. »
A program of activities set up with residents
In June, The seniors were able to meet the children who thrived in the extracurricular reception. “The exchanges were rich, which bodes well for the future. » A program of activities is being developed with the residents. What makes France Houzet happy, one of them: “I am from Pas-de-Calais and here I have a grandson married who is for me. The project is most beautifully drawn. I appreciate the concern for beauty here, the layout of the space respecting the outward appearance. And then this place is not only reserved for people of a certain age. I appreciate the fact that I am not alone in my corner. I’m somehow involved! »
A prospect that excites Benoit Grau: “I can’t wait to see here, in the middle of the garden, an old man talking to a student and a little one…” He continues: “We have Alain and Michelet suggested coming to school to enjoy the garden and vegetable patch. Saint-Vénérand Nursing Home will be able to benefit from access to the park so residents can continue to walk and participate in activities there with their families. »
After-school care will concern 80 children. It will be open on Wednesday afternoons and after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A director will be surrounded by volunteers (interns, students, seniors, etc.).
Solidarity Cafe will have a terrace and will be open to the outdoors. “It will be able to create meetings with the residents of the district”, noted Antoine Soubrier, the person in charge of communication.
The Tom & Josette network’s microcreche opens on August 31 and has 12 spaces. Some are still available. Companies can reserve space for their employees. Four early childhood professionals will develop there.
Living in the same house
The student accommodation consists of about ten furnished apartments made available to female students “desiring a quiet and study-friendly location”.
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