It has been said that it is nobler to give than to take.
Members of the Drakkar Hockey team recently held an event to raise funds for their team and to give back to the community in recognition of the support that they receive. They donated half of the proceeds from the event to Hope for Dementia.
The $800 donation will support Hope for Dementia’s Intergenerational Learning Program, which aims to reconnect the youth with the elderly population with the hope of bridging the gap between generations.
Youth volunteers engage in technology-focused seminars that aim to educate senior citizens on the digital age, and in turn seniors are asked to teach our youth volunteers about something meaningful to them, such as life or career advice.
The interactions allow both groups to learn from each other and to reduce the social isolation that many elderly people experience.
Kudos to Drakkar for their generous support!