CBC Toronto Interview with Natasha Fatah
Recently, we had an opportunity to speak with Natasha Fatah on CBC Toronto about Companion Calls and why keeping seniors connected to their communities during the pandemic is important for their well-being. We thank Natasha and CBC Toronto for helping us share our mission and hope everyone is continuing to keep themselves safe and healthy while vaccines are being distributed!
In this extensive piece, beautifully written by our latest addition to the Education team, Olivia Earl discusses age-based discrimination. In the first part of this series, she introduces us to the definition of discrimination and stereotypes. Ageism has broad implications in various parts of society. At the end, she's sharing resources that can help you engage in learning about ageism.
Written by Olivia Earl
New Volunteer Opportunities Soon!
Due to the recent increase in media coverage, we've received a lot of questions and volunteer applications. We are working hard to expand our initiatives to more homes in the coming weeks to accommodate everyone that has shown interest in becoming a volunteer. This includes bringing Companion Calls to new care homes as well as another new exciting initiative that will be revealed soon! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please check out our new frequently asked questions page at sageproject.ca/faq and continue to keep an eye out for updates on our social media!
Our first delivery to start off the new year was from LUSH Cosmetics and Red Bull to Chartwell Woodhaven Long Term Care Residence! As always, we thank our supporters, healthcare workers, and members of the community who continue to do their parts to keep our communities safe.
We thank everyone for the huge influx of support and interest these past few weeks. We are working hard to expand our initiatives and provide opportunities for all volunteers who signed up to participate in our projects in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned for more updates by following our social media or checking back on our website here!
NEWSTALK 1010 Interview with John Moore
Last week, Vanessa, our communications exec, was featured in an interview with John Moore from NEWSTALK 1010 about what we've done with Companion Calls. We thank John, NEWSTALK 1010, and iHeartRadio for giving us this opportunity to share our mission. The full talk can be found here.