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Giving Tuesday at the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre

Join us on December 1st by giving back to your community!


On December 1st your donation can directly impact quality of life for residents at the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre by supporting Complimentary Therapies like Music and Art Therapy at the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre.

Ninety percent of residents at the Simkin Centre suffer from a dementia related illness and many have barriers to mobility or communication. By participating in Complimentary Therapies residents are able to increase their enjoyment of life, communicate more clearly, and benefit from social interaction.


Our goal is to raise $7,000 toward the purchase of ipods, ipads, headphones, and speakers in order to provide residents with music that is tailored to their interests and needs. These tools can then be used by family and staff. Ipads are also useful tools for residents to video chat with family who are away from home and the tablets are used by our Therapeutic Recreation Facilitators to provide programming and activities during their group and one on one sessions.

We are also working to raise money to provide residents with more one on one and group sessions with credentialed music and art therapists.

  • $60 purchases one art or music therapy session for a resident,
  • $250 supports the purchase of one ipod plus accessories, and
  • $750 supports the purchase of on ipad plus accessories.

A donation on December 1st will help residents by restoring memory, improving social interactions, reducing pain, and providing additional caring support for our elders.

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Posted on November 27, 2015.