Day Centre


Blind and visually impaired seniors (65 years of age and over) living in the community and on the Island of Montreal, who experience a loss of autonomy.

Services offered:

  • Nursing care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychosocial support for coping with vision loss or both hearing and vision loss
  • Assessment and training in activities of daily living
  • Assessment and training in communication skills and use of technical aids or devices
  • Assessment and training in orientation and mobility
  • Group activities related to health, safety in the home, rehabilitation follow-up, activities of daily living (e.g. eating skills, organization of clothes, organization of medication), digital reader training, psychosocial groups (Ex: coping with blindness, caregiver support…)
  • When indicated, referral to rehabilitation services to the Vision Impairment Program – Seniors and the Dual Sensorial Impairment Program – Adults and Seniors

Services are offered:

  • At the MAB Site

Other Services and key partnerships:

  • Braille lending library
  • Services for Assistive Technology – Visual Impairment and Hearing Impairment
  • Technical Aids Boutique
  • Cheerio Club, a weekly recreational activity
  • Community resources

To access services:

  • Persons attending the Day Centre must be registered with the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Eligibility for the RAMQ funding program for aids and devices requires that a client have a visual acuity in the better eye after correction of <20/70 or <6/21, or whose visual field in each eye is less than 600 in the 1800 and 900 meridians after correction with the appropriate ophthalmic lenses.
  • For those who have both a vision and hearing loss, there must also be a diagnosed sensorineural or permanent conductive hearing loss with at least 25 decibels of loss in the better ear.
  • For those who have both a vision and hearing loss, an audiogram is also required.
  • Both the eye report and the audiogram accompany The Request for Services form (DSIE) for professionals working within the Ministry of Health and Social Services or the referring establishment’s request for services form.
  • All documents must be sent to Admissions to determine the admissibility for services.
  • Once the person is registered with MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, a referral will be forwarded to the Day Centre.

To make a request for services:
Service de l'accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)

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