October: Social lsolation Awareness Month
A message from Mary Valtellini -- District Foundation Representative
In the most recent issue of STONY Bridges, you were notified that the Foundation would once gain award four $25000 grants to support projects that are advancing knowledge about the effects of social isolation and loneliness on friend and family caregivers. Many caregivers are seniors and this group is often forgotten.
This October is Social Isolation Awareness Month; the RTOERO Foundation's signature campaign which is now in its third year. The campaign aims to address the issue of social isolation among Canadian seniors by:
Raising awareness through the sharing of information, facts, tips and action ideas Empowering individuals to recognize and help those who are socially isolated Raising $100,000 for education and research projects to help isolated seniors
Join the Challenge
Today we send you an invitation to register for the campaign. We hope you will register and will encourage others in your district to do the same.
Campaign registrants will be sent a new challenge via email each Tuesday in October. The challenges are designed to be fun and to demonstrate the simple actions we can take to help others feel included and supported. You’ll also learn more about the issue of social isolation by being part of the campaign.
Campaign registration is now officially open! We are pleased to send you this registration link which RTOERO members can use to participate in Social Awareness Isolation month --
Thank you for all of the support you continuously show the RTOERO Foundation.