Rotarians in Milton find a way to boost seniors' morale with this innovative idea.

On Monday, September 20th, Milton Rotary delivered 200 care packages, one for each senior at Allendale Long-Term Care Facility in Milton. The project was conceived by Rotarians Abiola Akinremi, who is a registered nurse, and Milton Rotary Club President Wale Osamiluyi, and is made possible by local donations as well as the generous support of the Nipissing Road-location of Shoppers Drug Mart.
The objective of the project, dubbed "Smiles for Seniors", is to provide a boost to our local seniors as the pandemic wears on and they live in relative isolation from the community and their loved ones. Each care package contains various personal care products such as kleenex, shampoo, body wash, hand sanitizer or soap, toothpaste, toothbrush and disinfecting wipes.
This project is one of a series of COVID-19 outreach and community support initiatives that have already been undertaken by Milton Rotary including support for MCRC Infant Food Bank, a Youth Summit focused on mental health and careers, financial support for the Salvation Army Food Bank, PPE for local front-line workers, financial support for Milton District Hospital Foundation, and financial backing and volunteers for Game On Ball Hockey in support of kids' mental health at Reach Out Centre for Kids.
The response to the care packages by the seniors was very, very positive, including by one of our beloved former Rotarians Len Lee. The story was picked up by YourTV Cogeco in Halton, MyFm radio in Milton as well as and its affiliates such as The Toronto Star.