Starbucks to Allendale
Yesterday, we delivered a 5 lb coffee bag to the residents and staff at Allendale Long Term Care Facility. The coffee was a donation from the Starbucks (insert tag) located at Toronto Premium Outlets. We thank Starbucks for their contributions to our Community Care project and continuous support to essential workers during the pandemic!
Earlier this month, two more deliveries of fresh coffee from Starbucks were made to Martindale Gardens and Revera Birkdale Place! We once again thank Starbucks for their generous contributions to our Community Care project. We would also like to thank all of the essential workers who continue to help keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MEDLIFE Collab: Cards Delivered
In collaboration with MEDLIFE, we collected 88 messages of gratitude that were then handwritten onto cards to give to healthcare workers. Last Monday, these 88 thank-you cards were delivered to the frontline staff at The O'Neill Centre in downtown Toronto. We thank everyone that submitted a kind message, the MEDLIFE team for helping to make this project possible, and all of the healthcare workers who continue to keep our communities as safe as possible during the pandemic.
Volunteer Spotlight: Shamayal Syed
Shamayal recently took a course at the University of Toronto called HMB440, dementia, taught by Dr. Franco Taverna. Her involvement in research in dementia really sparked her interest in the field, motivating her to take this course to learn more about the disease and how it affects individuals...
We are proud to announce that SAGE execs Saloni and Cynthia have jointly published a written piece, Role of Youth in Bridging the Technological Divide for Seniors, in The Canadian Geriatrics Society's National Geriatrics Interest Group (NGIG) Journal! Their article discusses the isolation experienced by seniors and youth alike due to the pandemic and consequent lockdowns, while encouraging the utilization of technology to reconnect seniors with their communities. We greatly thank CGS and NGIG for giving us the opportunity to highlight issues that our elderly population have been facing for years. The piece can be found on page 16 of the full publication at bit.ly/2ST7HgI.