Thursday January 10, 2019
Spectrum Health Care Foundation, which Seniors for Seniors' employees contribute to and volunteer with, had an action-packed 2018! In 2018, our foundation was able to partner with six organizations across the GTA to help make an impact on our community. Here is what our foundation was involved with this past year:
Peel Children’s Centre’s (PCC) annual Summer Camp
This year we were able to contribute to PCC's Summer Camp program by making a donation. The donation helped pay for the children's food and activities at the camp which happened over a span of two days.
Rose of Sharon
Our donation to Rose of Sharon was used to provide program materials, transportation, cellphone/technology, emergency food/diapers, counselling and classroom resources to teenage mothers/soon-to-be mothers in the Newmarket area.
Lumacare's Elder Abuse Awareness Walk
We were the presenting sponsor of Lumacare's 7th annual Elder Abuse Awareness Walk. We had volunteers walk alongside 140 people in attendance at the event, all gathered with the same goal: to help end elder abuse.
Sunshine Centres for Seniors
Our donation was used to employ a social worker and to train volunteers who work with the seniors at Sunshine Centres for Seniors in Toronto.
Sunshine Centres for Seniors Peppermint Party
We were invited to attend Sunshine Centres for Seniors’ annual Peppermint Party which included Christmas carols and a holiday meal thrown for the seniors. The seniors love the afternoon event and look forward to it every year.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Gifts of Light Patient BBQ & Street Party
We were the presenting sponsor of CAMH’s Gifts of Light Patient BBQ & Street Party, an annual BBQ thrown for CAMH patients. Not only did we provide a donation to help fund the BBQ but our Spectrum employees volunteered their time setting up, prepping the food and cleaning up.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) Gifts of Light holiday gift bags
Our foundation made a donation to purchase holiday gift bags for CAMH patients. The gift bags help people in crisis on their journey to recovery by providing basic necessities such as shampoo, hair conditioner, moisturizer and other toiletry items.
Arthritis Society's Walk for Arthritis
We were one of the corporate sponsors of the 2018 Walk for Arthritis which held walks throughout Southern Ontario. Our donation and volunteers contributed to the walk to help end arthritis.
Thank you staff for your hard work and contributions in order to make these volunteer opportunities possible! Looking forward to more opportunities in 2019!
The caregivers have all been conscientious, caring and skilled service providers. Providing 24-7 coverage can be problematic but with Seniors For Seniors we have experienced an exceptional commitment from management to ensure continuity of service at all times.