“Anytime I see a resident smile, I always think the Eldercare Foundation is behind that smile.” This quote from Therapy Coordinator Catherine Patchell recognizes the importance of the programs, equipment and homelike enhancements funded by donations to the Eldercare Foundation.
What makes you smile? Hearing the strains of an old familiar song, snuggling into your favourite comfortable chair or watching the antics of a playful pet? For most us, having something to smile about can brighten any day. For extended care residents, who have been forced by failing health to give up so much, programs like Music Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy and Arts in the Community are a wonderful source of stimulation and smiles. Adult Day Centre programming draws older adults, still living at home, into social interaction and brightens their lives. The SAFE Lifeline program brings smiles of relief and gratitude to the people who no longer feel helpless in the event of a fall. Community resources like the Yakimovich Wellness Centre, Community Bathing program and Piercy Respite Hotel bring smiles of knowledge, safety and support.
Will you help us make those smiles happen? Your donation can fund items from innovative programs that make every day matter to specialized wheelchairs and mattresses that provide mobility and comfort; you can bring a smile to hundreds of faces by donating today.
Without you the smiles fade quickly.