Rise Sunday – November 6, 2016
Fall is a busy time of year with school, work and extra- curricular activities filling the calendar leaving families, friends and neighbours with fewer hours in a day and seniors with more alone time. Shorter days and chillier temperatures all signal that winter is on the way. The time change, decreased sunlight and anticipation of a snowy and icy winter can increase a senior’s risk of social isolation and loneliness.
With a simple act of kindness you can make a difference in the life of a senior.
DID YOU KNOW?
In Canada, nearly a million seniors are socially isolated and don’t participate frequently in any social activity.
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