Ageism is everywhere, yet it is the most socially “normalized” of any prejudice, and is not widely countered – like racism or sexism. These attitudes lead to the marginalisation of older people within our communities and have negative impacts on their health and well-being.― World Health Org
Kindness snowballs after online search for volunteers to help B.C. seniors with snow
What started as a random act of kindness by Revelstoke local has evolved into an online Facebook group where people volunteer to help seniors, and those who aren’t physically able, with snow removal.
Revelstoke has been bombarded with snow this winter and Gregory, who recently returned from volunteering in West Africa, is trying to gather resources to help those who are quite literally getting stuck in the community.
It all began last week when Sandra Gregory saw an elderly woman who was trying to walk through the snow in the dark with her cane when it was –18 C.
The lady had been on her way to her church group, so Gregory offered her a ride.
“By the time we got to your church group I just said ‘here’s my name, here’s my number, whatever you need, just give me a call. But I don’t want to see you walking out like that in this kind of weather,’ and it just started from there,” she said.
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