A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada

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Adult Day Program

by A.S.K. Friendship Centre

Your donation will go towards our Active Seniors Programs such as Community outings on our buses, Zumba classes and music therapy. These programs are important in keeping seniors active and social and enhancing their quality of life.

To Be A Leader In Providing Community-Integrated Services For Older Adults.
ASK provides 6225 spots per year for older adults to attend the Adult Day Program.

The Individual & the Community, Accountability, Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Caring, Dreaming Dreams, & Having Fun!

Having fun is one of our basic values. We find ways to have fun and laugh each day. Fun adds interest to life and gives us a feeling of well-being.

We offer the following fitness programs on a regular basis.
 Strength Training
 Yoga
 Zumba Gold
 Tai Chi

Poor nutrition affects health status. We offer:
 A full balanced meal at noon
 Take home meals
 Dietary supplements
 Weight monitoring
 Graduated meal sizes

We offer assistance with personal care.
 Podiatrist services
 Regular manicures
 Mealtime assistance
 Toileting assistance

We monitor health and report changes to each participant's health care team.
We also keep a current record of each participant's weight and we monitor blood pressure for those at risk.

We are alert to issues that affect mental health. Staff members are trained to listen and give appropriate support.

We offer:
 Laughter Therapy
 Memory Games
 Music Therapy
 Reminiscing
 Friendship circle
 Life Review
 Horticulture Therapy
 Community Outings
 Therapeutic programs for those who are coping with dementia

All of these services are provided in a friendly home-like environment where individual needs and interests are honoured and respected.

The program is designed for people who have a chronic health problem or who have difficulty meeting their own social needs.

We arrange suitable door-to-door transportation to and from the Centre and offer many interesting community outings.

We work hard to make our programs reflect the interests and needs of our participants. We conduct an annual program review to invite participant and caregiver feedback. Our therapeutic programs are always growing and changing to reflect the changing needs of our participants.

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$40,000.00 $0.00

Endowment Fund

by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada

A gift to the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada's General Endowment Fund is an investment in the future of the Foundation. Your gift to the Foundation's Endowment Fund provides long-term sustainability as we continue to work to enhance the lives of aging adults and those who care for them.

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$50,000.00 $600.00

Fellburn Care Centre

by Burnaby Hospital Foundation

We are your trusted partners, shaping the future of health care at Burnaby Hospital and Fellburn Care Centre. With the help of forward-thinking donors, we are raising funds to support programs, activities, and facility upgrades at Fellburn that create comfort, and a home like space for residents and their families. We show our caring through relationships respecting individuality, diversity, and honouring the whole person. We strive to add quality to the lives of the people in our community through healthcare, recreation, and spiritual support. We believe in resident-centered care and individual choice. We encourage people to make decisions through collaboration using open and respectful communication.

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$2,000.00 $0.00

Music Therapy

by Alzheimer Society Peel

Music can be a powerful source of joy and comfort for people with dementia and for those around them. When words fail, music provides a way for the person with dementia to connect with others and engage with memories and emotions. The Alzheimer Society Peel's Music Program engages our members daily through live sing-a-longs and tailored pieces of music to bring joy to our clients.

According to Don Willett "My wife Lourdes might not be able to speak any more, but by singing her favourite songs we can put a smile on her face as she taps along to the beat."

We are looking for support to help ensure this engaging and rewarding program continues.

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$2,000.00 $0.00

Pawsativity at St. Peter's Hospital

by St. Peter's Hospital Foundation

St. Peter's Hospital has really gone to the dogs! We're pleased to announce a brand new program in partnership with Zachary's Paws for Healing to support our patients; Pawsativity at St. Peter's. Building on the success of our Pet Therapy activities, volunteers will be running a weekly program to provide opportunities for positive engagement to enhance patients' strengths and abilities. Pawsativity will complement the host of programs our Therapeutic Recreationists already run each week.

Pawsativity at St. Peter's will allow patients to participate in activities with therapy dogs - from taking the dogs on walks around St. Peters' beautiful grounds and 'racing' through obstacle courses, to playing games like musical chairs. This will provide weekly interaction for patients across St. Peter's Hospital's 4 units, giving them the opportunity to get some physical and mental exercise with a friendly and furry companion. In the last year, more than 1,000 seniors were treated at St. Peter's Hospital, accounting for 79% of all patients. Interactions with pets have been seen to lower stress levels and improve communication between patients and caregivers as it allows for participation in a shared positive experience.

With the support of the GIVE65 Initiative, proceeds will be used to purchase supplies to launch Pawsativity at St. Peter's. From dog leads and treats to facilitate bonding between patients and animals, to materials for games and activities, all proceeds will be used to create opportunities for engagement and fun for patients across St. Peter's Hospital.

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$20,000.00 $0.00

Pet Assist

by Calgary Seniors' Resource Society

Last year, we helped over 3,000 lonely, less fortunate seniors who had no one else to help, and had nowhere else to turn. The seniors we work with are some of our communities' most vulnerable. They are struggling to get by. Many have mobility issues or mental health concerns. Many face adversities. They may be abused physically, emotionally or financially. Most are alone and without any social or family connections.

Our volunteers visit seniors when they are lonely; advocate for seniors when they have no one else; give seniors rides to medical appointments when they have no way to get there and are feeling apprehensive; assist seniors with their shopping when they are too frail to manage it all; and step up to help seniors when there are no other options.

But what about their pets? What about the senior who can no longer walk their dog, or clean up after them due to mobility issues? What about the senior who cannot afford to pay a vet bill when their cat is in distress? What about the senior who has to move in to long-term care and cannot take their beloved pet with them and it needs to be re-homed?

As with how many of our Volunteer Programs were created, Calgary Seniors identified a significant gap in services and we stepped in to fill that gap. Our Volunteer Services Team was seeing a significant number of seniors in need of assistance with their pet. These seniors needed support in appropriately caring for their pets to not only help keep senior and pet together, but also ensure pets are properly cared for.

When pets are neglected, the living environment can become unsafe for both the animal and the senior. The senior/pet relationship is very valuable, but the animals can become a burden and even a safety/health risk if not taken care of properly (feces in home, aggressive behaviour, unplanned reproduction etc.).

Having identified this missing link between pet ownership and vulnerable seniors' quality of life, we piloted a new program called Pet Assist that saw volunteers providing pet support for low income and isolated seniors. Pet Assist provides seniors with their pet care needs, thereby enabling the pet and senior to stay together as long as possible.

In 2017, our volunteers and community partners helped keep almost fifty (50) animals in caring homes. Forty-nine volunteers logged almost 600 hours helped clients with such tasks such as transportation to the vet, basic grooming, dog walking, changing cat litter, purchasing food and food delivery.

Calgary Seniors has also secured formal partnerships with Pawsitive Match, MEOW Foundation, Canine Oasis and Vets to Go for emergency veterinary support.

The seniors who are recipients of Pet Assist have no one to help them and no financial aid to help them with their pets. There are no other services of this kind in the city and too often the only option is to surrender the pet. There is a strong bond between a senior and their pet. They are very attached to their furry family members and the pets give them a reason for being (getting up in the morning, going outside, companionship, love etc.).

The goal for the Pet Assist program is to have both the animal and the senior remain healthy and happy and together for as long as possible.

Due to the high demand for this program and the heartwarming success stories, we are seeking community donations to help us keep this program running so that more pets, and their seniors, are cared for. Pet Assist costs Calgary Seniors $47,883.00 annually to run. Your support will help us reach our fundraising goal for the program, which will enable Pet Assist to run at full capacity, as there is currently a waitlist.

Your donation will help pets by:
• Fewer pets ending up in local shelters
• Better health care for pets
• Exercise, social inclusion and companionship for the pet

Your donation will help seniors by:
• Receiving the loyalty, affection and unconditional love from their pets
• Decreased anxiety and depression
• Exercise, social inclusion and companionship for the senior
• Bringing joy and laughter to daily life, which in later years is often uneventful

Your support would help us reach our goals for 2018, ensuring that over 100 seniors and pets stay together!

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$25,000.00 $0.00

Seniors Day Support Program

by Brantford Seniors Resource Centre

Currently the Seniors Resource Centre has moved to a new location so that we can better serve the increased number of clients using the Centre. Because of increased occupancy costs and limited budget dollars much of the support programming was needed to be scaled back. Our intent in submitting to GIVE 65 is to rebuild that support programming identified by our client base. It is hoped that we will be able to reestablish educational programs ( such as crock pot cooking, knit and crochet classes as well as offer some seminars on various subjects), recreational programs (games days, card games, movie events, relaxation therapy classes) and to offer some programming around holiday events where people living on their own are most isolated.

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$40,000.00 $0.00

The GIVE65 Incentive Fund

by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada

The GIVE65 Incentive Fund allows Home Instead Senior Care Foundation of Canada to provide matching grants and bonus grant awards to registered charities participating in the GIVE65 program. Individuals, businesses and foundations are welcome to support the GIVE65 Incentive Fund as a way to invest in the lives of seniors most in need of our help. Many registered charities throughout Canada are providing much needed support through meaningful programs, such as transportation, meals and nutrition, low-income housing, Alzheimer's and dementia care, hospice and charitable care just to name a few. Your donation is an investment that creates hope for seniors!

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$50,000.00 $465.00