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.
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.
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.
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.