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Healthy Aging with Richard Béliveau

 

Because seniors’ health and well-being are deeply rooted in our company values, our mission is to contribute, day after day, to the enrichment of our seniors’ lives. As the leader in the Quebec private retirement home market, we are fully committed to improving the health and preventing certain diseases for all seniors under our care through concrete, significant initiatives.    

AZUR retirement homes are proud to join forces with Mr. Richard Béliveau, Ph.D. in biochemistry, in order to implement a series of measures with a direct, significant impact on the daily living of our residents. These measures aim to improve our residents’ quality of life on a daily basis. “This agreement meets our organization’s objective of providing highly specialized health & nutrition information to our residents and their families, to seniors across the community as well as our care teams, in order to promote healthy aging”, explains Mr. Mathieu Duguay, Executive Vice-President for Cogir Management Corporation.

In addition to providing high-quality advice, Mr. Béliveau will play an active role in reviewing and optimizing the “healthcare” aspect of our service offer. We strongly believe that Mr. Béliveau’s world-renowned expertise, as well as his passion for better living will contribute significantly to the achievement of our company’s care objectives.

 

 

Health approach with Richard Béliveau

It is often said that a healthy life is coming from a good balance between good nutrition, activities to keep us active as well as strong socio-affective relationships with our loved ones. These elements form the foundation of our new "Healthy Aging" program. In order to optimize the living conditions of its residents, our company has decided to take advantage of the expertise of Mr. Richard Béliveau, world-renowned Ph.D. in biochemistry. In collaboration with Mr. Béliveau, AZUR homes have developed a special plan for their residents that include the following components:

 

1)    Menu Review

  • "Health Approach" meals - Did you know that our chefs and foodservice teams serve close to 5 million meals per year? These meals have been reviewed by a team of nutritionists, but our team was given the challenge of going above and beyond our current menu by reviewing all meals to make them healthier. In collaboration with Mr. Richard Béliveau, our chefs have developed low-fat, low-sugar meals that are rich in "superfoods". Now available in our dining rooms across our residences, these healthy choices are identified by the “Health Approach” seal. Choosing a "Health Approach" meal is to make a healthy choice for life, which can make a difference in the blood sugar and many other health conditions for our residents.

 

Béliveau et chefs

 A group of Azur and Jazz retirement home chefs meet with Mr. Richard Béliveau for the development of Health Approach menus.

 

2) Health Conferences

 

  •  A series of conferences that will take place in the next three years will help tens of thousands of people better understand the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle. These conferences, held in our homes by Richard Béliveau, will prove to be an invaluable source of information for our residents, their families and visitors.

 

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3) Video capsules

 

  • For everyone who could not attend Richard Béliveau’s health conferences or if you want to learn more about the health topics covered in his conferences, videos were filmed and are available on our website under the "videos" tab . These capsules are also available on the TV AZUR internal network in our homes.

 

4) Health watch and informative articles

  •  An important objective of our company is to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the fields of nutrition and medicine. Richard Béliveau will help us achieve this objective by keeping watch over the latest advancements in these fields worldwide. He will write articles to that effect on a regular basis, which will be posted on our website and in our newsletters distributed to all AZUR retirement home residents.

 

About Richard Béliveau

 

Richard Béliveau, Ph.D. in Biochemistry is the director of the Molecular Medicine Laboratory and a researcher in the Department of Neurosurgery at Notre-Dame Hospital (CHUM). Richard Béliveau is a full professor of biochemistry at the University of Quebec at Montreal, where he holds the Chair in Cancer Prevention and Treatment. He is a professor of surgery and physiology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and an associate researcher in the Department of Oncology at Montreal Jewish General Hospital – McGill University. He is a member of the Quebec Coalition priorité cancer.

A prolific writer, Richard Béliveau has published over 250 papers in various international medical journals. His primary research interests include cancer prevention and treatment. He is the author of the best-selling books "Foods That Fight Cancer," "Cooking with Foods That Fight Cancer", "Eating Well, Living Well: An Everyday Guide for Optimum Health" and “Death – Scientific facts to help us”. His books have been translated in over 25 languages and sold in 35 countries. He has won the Grand prix public awarded at the Montreal Salon du livre, and was named Personality of the Year by L'Actualité and Quebec Personality of the Year by the Au Québec magazine. He also appeared with Quebec personality Mitsou in Kampaï, a health-oriented French TV show.  

 

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Richard Béliveau's Chronicles

 

 
July 20, 2015

Dr. Béliveau's Health Segment - Aging and the Brain

In this segment, Dr. Béliveau tells us about aging and its effects on the brain.
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July 20, 2015

Dr. Béliveau's Health Segment - The Importance of Physical Exercise

Dr. Béliveau discusses the importance of physical activity for the elderly.
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July 20, 2015

Dr. Béliveau's Health Segment - Properties of Superfoods

In this segment Dr. Béliveau briefly covers the health benefits of certain superfoods. 
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July 20, 2015

Dr. Béliveau's Health Segment - The Importance of Vitamin D

Dr. Béliveau speaks to us about the importance of Vitamin D and safe sun exposure. 
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Nov. 27, 2013

Richard Béliveau and plants

As part of the Healthy Aging program, Richard Béliveau, Biochemistry PhD, discusses the benefits of plants on your health.

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Nov. 27, 2013

Richard Béliveau and aging

As part of the Healthy Aging program, Richard Béliveau, Biochemistry PhD, explains his vision towards aging.

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Nov. 27, 2013

Richard Béliveau and seniors' life expectancy

As part of the Healthy Aging program, Richard Béliveau, Biochemistry PhD, discusses life expectancy for seniors.

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Nov. 27, 2013

Richard Béliveau and tumeric

As part of the Healthy Aging program, Richard Béliveau, Biochemistry PhD, discusses the benefits of tumeric on your health.

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Nov. 27, 2013

Richard Béliveau and chocolate

As part of the Healthy Aging program, Richard Béliveau, Biochemistry PhD, discusses the benefits of chcolate on your health.

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Nov. 27, 2013

Richard Béliveau and osteoporosis

As part of the Healthy Aging program, Richard Béliveau, Biochemistry PhD, discusses osteoporosis.

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Nov. 7, 2012

Richard Béliveau and the healthy aging program

Mr.  Richard Béliveau, PhD in biochemistry, discusses his vision towards good living habits and a healthy diet , which are featu...

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