Happy new year everyone! Together with MEDLIFE, we have delivered 168 holiday cards signed by UofT students to residents at St. George Care Community along with a signed support banner for their staff! We wish everyone in our community a happy and safe winter holiday as we transition into a new year! As COVID-19 cases are expected to rise during this time, please ensure you are following public health guidelines, like wearing masks and socially distancing when possible, and signing up for additional vaccine doses.
We are excited to announce our newest partner long-term care home: True Davidson Acres. SAGE volunteers will be connecting with residents at True Davidson Acres over video chat every week in our Companion Calls program. SAGE volunteers and Katharine, SAGE’s Communications Executive, will be going in-person to facilitate these calls. They have a unique opportunity to assist staff and residents with other activities, including recreational programs and mealtimes. SAGE continues to promote Companion Calls while beginning to resume in-person activities. Our Companion Calls program allows seniors and volunteers to engage in meaningful conversation, make new friends, and stay connected.
We are grateful for our volunteers and for True Davidson Acres for making this program possible. True Davidson Acres is a home that values their volunteers and recognizes the important roles they play in promoting senior well-being. If you are interested in becoming a Companion Caller, please complete this form.
📣 We are excited to announce that new volunteer opportunities are available with one of our partner organizations, CompanionLink! 📣 CompanionLink is organizing a major call program with Nucleus Independent Living in Halton Region. Nucleus is a community service organization that supports independent living among seniors, many of whom live with physical disabilities. There are over 40 spots to fill for this opportunity, with the potential for more in the future. 👇 Volunteer details below! 👇
☎️ Volunteers will be calling their companion for 30-60 minutes weekly starting in January 2022. Volunteers will also benefit from extra training opportunities over the course of their volunteer commitment on topics such as crisis management and mental health engagement. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email email@example.com using the subject header "Nucleus Volunteer Application" by January 1st at 5 PM EST. To stay updated on opportunities with SAGE, sign up for our mailing list!
Show your appreciation for residents and frontline workers at care homes and their efforts in navigating through COVID-19! Join us and MEDLIFE in sending short messages of holiday cheer by completing this submission form by Friday Dec. 3rd! We'll be back in front of Sidney Smith Hall (100 St George St.) today between 10 AM - 6 PM if you wish to write a card & sign our staff support banner in-person!
Hot cocoa & candy canes will be available!