As we enter the holiday & festive season, it's a perfect time for thinking of our older adults and ways we can support them. Take a look at these opportunities for giving below! Some have pretty quick deadlines. Happy Holidays everyone!!
London Drugs: Stocking Stuffers for Seniors: Deadline Dec 8, with some locations extended to Dec 11.
Edmonton & Area
Homes Instead: Be A Santa to a Senior. Check out this website for locations to find what a senior has requested and help to fulfill that wish.
Christmas Bureau of Edmonton: Explore this website for opportunities to help those in need this holiday season.
Family Services of Central Alberta: Gifts for Grandparents: Last day of donations is Dec 14- see the website for further information.
Calgary & Area
Calgary Seniors' Resource Society Merry Mail: Create a card to send to a senior this holiday season or donate.
Seniors Secret Service: Although the deadline has passed, you can still donate, volunteer or there are other opportunities to support & help.
Other Ways to Support Locally
~ Check in with local senior lodges or living facilities if they have any holiday programs or needs for certain isolated older adults.
~ Check in with your Primary Care Network if they have any initiatives, collections or programs.
~ Check in with local churches or community centres if there's any opportunities or ways to volunteer.
~ Consider Social Work or Dietician consults for Holiday supports and resources available like hamper baskets, additional funds/grants, connections to charities.
~ Consider making a food donation to local food bank.
~ Consider doing random acts of kindness like shovelling snow, brushing off snow off a car, baking treats, making extra meals to freeze, singing carols, etc.