No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. – Proverb
Longer days and nicer weather are welcome signs that spring is here! After months of cold temperatures and mounds of snow, it is time to enjoy the sounds, scents and colors of spring.
There is no greater sign of spring then the chirping of our feathered friends. Set up and maintain feeders for a senior neighbour or take a family fieldtrip with Grandma and the grandkids to go bird watching.
Take a stroll through an outdoor market or garden centre. There is lots to see – fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables. Have a special meal with the seasonal produce you find!
For those who may not be able to get out, bring the outdoors in – open a window, add fresh cut flowers and potted plants.
Freshen up – spring cleaning is a great opportunity to go through family treasures, share stories and memories.
Reaching out puts the spring in the step of an isolated senior…
DID YOU KNOW?
In Canada, nearly a million seniors are socially isolated and don’t participate frequently in any social activity.
RISE Sunday February 19
On October 1st, International Day of Older Persons, take a few minutes to connect with a senior who may be lonely or isolated.
In the Media
Interview on Rogers TV
Interview on 1310 News
Interview on CBC News