Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Message-Writing Zoom Workshop last week! We are getting close to collecting our thank-you message goal and will extend the deadline for message submissions to April 20th! If you haven't already, or if you wish to submit more, please send a message of encouragement to a healthcare worker at bit.ly/3ffwa8P!
Fawziyah previously volunteered at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she interacted with elderly patients. Due to her upbringing in a country where the elderly population accounted for less than 1% of people, this experience helped her realize that healthcare for the general population is quite different to the care required by the elderly. Her interest in geriatric care became even more apparent when she learned how long-term care homes were disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The pandemic has motivated her to help support staff in long-term care and be more active in the elderly community. Her drive to assist in bettering the quality of life of elderly people was reflected through her volunteering with SAGE to safely deliver refreshments for healthcare workers at The O’Neill Centre in Toronto. She also plans to participate in future projects with SAGE. We thank Fawziyah for her contributions!
We are excited to present our impact report for 2020, which documents all of last year's accomplishments! All of our work so far would not have been possible without the generous support of our volunteers and greater community. We thank you for supporting SAGE in 2020 and ask for your continued support for an even greater 2021. Please continue to support long-term care homes and keep an eye out for our new initiatives coming later this year! The full impact report can be viewed here or downloaded here.
Today's delivery was a brand new 27-inch monitor generously donated by Metrix to Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre! This monitor was specifically requested by Lakeside staff for their residents to use for FaceTiming and Skyping their relatives, along with many other recreational activities. We thank Metrix for their donation and hope this new monitor can help further improve the daily life of residents at Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre!