In late April and early May, we made three more deliveries of fresh coffee from Starbucks Coffee to Allendale Long Term Care and Revera Birkdale Place! Over the course of our Community Care project, Starbucks has made numerous donations to local long-term care homes and we greatly thank them for their generosity.
May 19th was PSW Day. We once again extend our gratitude to the brave, dedicated essential workers who have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in long-term care homes.
As we emerge from the third COVID-19 wave in Ontario, we want to thank our dedicated Companion Calls volunteers placed at Ivan Franko Homes...
Shannon started volunteering with SAGE in January after being enrolled in Dementia (HMB440) at the University of Toronto. She participated in Companion Calls, meeting with a resident every week at The O’Neill Centre over video chat. She shared her travel memories, her passions, and her career goals with the resident she spoke with. To commemorate the life history of the resident, Shannon made a collage that included pictures of the resident's favourite foods, travel memories, and quotes. Shannon’s interest in geriatrics and dementia research made her seek out this opportunity at The O’Neill Centre and she plans to continue her volunteering throughout the summer while working for the Canadian Coast Guard in Vancouver Island. Her passion for research led her to pursue graduate studies in primary glioblastoma and recurrent tumors at the University of Calgary in the fall. SAGE is excited to see what Shannon accomplishes in her research career and we thank her for her continued dedication to elderly care!