Thursday, November 19, 2015

It is easy for Seniors to start a Sock Drive

Learn how one disabled Senior started a Sock Drive for the Homeless

The Sock Granny "Everyone deserves warm feet.": How to Start a Sock Drive for the Homeless – Be Ki...: Starting a sock drive is an act of kindness that will ripple out and touch many people. Our guest speaker was the recreational therapist for the Read the story by clicking the link.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Bake Cookies for Me

What Really Matters at the End of Life?
I have not been able to close this article all day because it is the most important information on dying that I have ever read. No one should die without reading it and learning to live in the present. Our senses will help us enjoy a moment even if we have only one of our senses.
The Doctor who wrote the article worked in a Hospice for about 30 yrs and he said the most popular room was the kitchen. BJ Miller wrote these words that changed my life today, "Probably the most poignant room in the Zen Hospice guest house is our kitchen, which is a little strange when you realize that so many of our residents can eat very little, if anything at all. But we realize we are providing sustenance on several levels: smell, a symbolic plane. Seriously, with all the heavy-duty stuff happening under our roof, one of the most tried and true interventions we know of, is to bake cookies. As long as we have our senses -- even just one -- we have at least the possibility of accessing what makes us feel human, connected. Imagine the ripples of this notion for the millions of people living and dying with dementia. Primal sensorial delights that say the things we don't have words for, impulses that make us stay present -- no need for a past or a future."

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My wish for when I am dying I want to smell cookies baking.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Be the Change One Sock at a Time.

I am a senior and recipient of one of the ‪#‎KINDSnacks‬ packages with the ‪#‎Bombassocks‬. Thank you and thank you on behalf of all the elderly in Terraces on 7th, Vancouver, BC who recieved this Kindness gift on World Kindness Day, November 13,2015. I am known as The Sock Granny at Terraces and I collect socks for the homeless. I am so proud of my friends at Terraces for "paying the socks forward" to the homeless, as you can see from the photographs.

Vancouver, BC, Canada Sock donation Drop-off Locations: Detailed List

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Seniors Launched the Sock Drive Globally

October 2 we had a big Launch Party for the Sock Granny Sock Drive for the homeless supported by seniors who put a great deal of effort into coming because they care about our neighbors - the homeless.

Molly, from , was our guest speaker. She arrived with her special "unisex Boutonniere" - a sock. A shocking fact she shared was homeless women have increased from 2% to 30% of the homelessness in Vancouver, BC She explained in detail why the homeless need socks. It made me cringe and made all of us determined to help as much as we can.

The Seniors at Terraces on 7th all contributed either socks and cash to start the Sock Drive season off generously.

We challenge all seniors to "give socks" to the Sock Granny for immediate delivery to the homeless through Molly at MPA-Society or to a homeless resource centre near where you live.

Drop off locations are listed on The Sock Granny Blog.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Have You Heard the NEWS?

Have you heard the NEWS?

Sock Granny is going Global this year.
I start my 3rd Annual Sock Drive October 1, 2015 and preparation is well underway.

You can follow all the events of the Sock Granny and Supportive Friends on Facebook

Read how you can help us go global on my blog and Facebook page. When you travel bring home a pair of souvenir socks from the city you visited and write the name of the city on the label. Just think how that pair of socks will not only warm the lonely homeless person's feet but also it will warm their heart.
Follow the Sock Granny Blog for all the global news and pictures.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Seniors Visiting Neighborhood Parks

When I was visiting neighborhood parks with my Grandchildren I noticed what they liked most about our project of "Getting to Know Our City Better" was the history of each park that I prepared for them.

Then one day some of my friends and I were talking about some new things to do. I mentioned my passion for visiting all the Vancouver City Parks and learn some of the history about each one. One person said, "Brilliant idea! We should do it if you would do the research." I answered, "I would love to!".
Potter in the Parks was launched.
First trip planned and we had a full bus!

Our first destination was Deering Park

Named after George Deering, an early resident and Fish Cannary boss in 1900. Located on a small island in the Fraser River, Deering Island Park is a semi-natural area perfect for enjoying the peaceful views of the river and tidal marshes.

Maple Grove Park and the amazing stumps

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Everyone was happy that this was our coffee break park because everyone wanted to have their picture taken with these iconic stumps.

It was wonderful to see everyone excited about their neighbourhood parks.

Monday, July 27, 2015

News from Our Birdwatching Group

Our little group os Seniors interested in following the birds on an international scale is growing so much that we have had to move from the computer to our big screen in our movie theatre. This past Saturday, July 25 we had a full house!
Our show was about the Incredible Australian Pelican