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.

We aim to do this on multiple fronts:

Panels and Workshops

We bring people together to raise awareness on the effects of isolation in our community. We also let them know what services are available to them in the society.

Kinaesthetic Community based activities

we hope to engage seniors in activities that will engage their minds and occupy their time.

Expert Moment

We will bring in mental health facilitators to talk about ageing and the effects of ageing on the mind and body. Positive and Negative mental attitudes will be addressed.

Healthy Tips For Living

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...

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Fruits or Fitness ~ A Write Up For Seniors

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...

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The Covid 19 Situation and Seniors

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...

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Helplines For Seniors

It is important to us that our seniors know where to go when things are not working. If you are reading this and you are a senior, it is well worth it to have some of these numbers on your speed dial. The numbers are 24 hours and toll free...

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What is elder abuse?

Forms of elder abuse Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health or well-being of a senior. Common forms of elder abuse include: financial emotional physical sexual neglect medication Victims commonly suffer more than one type of abuse at the same time. The...

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Coping with Loneliness

Loneliness is an experience that means our current close relationships don’t meet our needs. Despite the name, you don’t always have to be alone to feel lonely. Loneliness can come up whenever we feel alone, unwanted, or isolated. Loneliness can come up when: We’re around a lot of people but...

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