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Volunteer Spotlight: Mack, AgeCare Columbia

Mack has been an AgeCare Columbia volunteer in Lethbridge for the past 18 months. He shares that during his time as a volunteer, he has been astonished to see how recreational activities can drastically improve an individual’s well being physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.   As a 4th-year Neuroscience/Psychology student, Mack has also learned a great deal about aging and expressed that his positive volunteer experiences at AgeCare have solidified his interest in pursuing Medical School.   Mack’s warmth, support, and energy have also made a lasting impression with both the residents and staff at AgeCare Columbia. The staff at the community explain that residents often ask, “when is Mack coming?”   As a volunteer, Mack supports residents with computer Read More...

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How to Enhance the Holidays for Seniors ~ Gift Giving & Activity Suggestions

Gifting to Seniors As you set your sights on just the right gift for your senior loved one this holiday season, consider the fact that gifts that involve sharing and caring mean so much more than any gift that will take up space in their compact living area. Here are a few gift ideas that don’t include wrapping or clutter: Homemade baked goods or other favourite edibles A special outing (such as a Christmas concert, a play, afternoon tea, or a scenic drive) Personal pampering (nails, hair, foot care, or for grandpa - a hot towel shave) An afternoon together looking at pictures and sharing memories Enjoy a classic Christmas movie together A special church service, senior’s hymn sing, or Christmas tea   Making Holiday Plans With Seniors   Keep in mind that the holidays can be stressful for seniors,  Read More...