Lit Seniors Initiative
The Lit Seniors Initiative promotes social inclusion, mental health, healthy ageing and volunteerism in seniors from 55 plus. Our vision is to raise awareness on issues confronting our elders especially now during the pandemic.
Our focus is on elderly ethnic men and women. In 2021, the Foundation received funding from New Horizons for Seniors program to provide painting sessions, engage seniors about their experiences during the pandemic and and to create a magazine for seniors. We hope you find the work we do here informative.
The Foundation works on multiple fronts:
Before the word “COVID” became a household name, a friend and I had organized a Senior group in our community. She was tired of spending Friday evenings at home and I was looking for a challenge and thought I would help her out. Together we developed a calendar of...Read More
Mrs. Moji Taiwo joined us last night on the Seniors Lit Show to talk about life after the pandemic, what the pandemic was like for her and much more. It is always refreshing talking with Mrs Taiwo. She is a lively sage whose generosity with her time is one we...Read More
Nil Koney is a community leader. He is also a Community Leader, Magazine Publisher and Advocate for African Communities. He joined the Seniors Lit Show to share some of his most interesting life stories and to talk about how he navigated the lock downs and the pandemic. ...Read More
There are so many things we can do in this pandemic to stay alive and well. Here are some ideas in addition to the ones you already practice: Wash your hands: We are all tired of hearing this, but one way to keep infections and bacteria away is to remember...Read More
Many people are realizing that exercise is not as important as our food intake. We generally understand that our body weight begins to come down when we consume less food and then exercise for rapid results. The importance of consuming a balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables cannot be...Read More
Lower your chance of getting sick If you’re at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it’s important to take actions to lower your chance of getting sick. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food. Use alcohol-based hand...Read More