News and Events 

Recent Events and News 

15 November 2017 - Falls Prevention Training at Chartwell 
Willowdale Retirement Residence from 6-8pm.  
13 November 2017 - Not All Aging is the Same - members of our team attended this workshop in Kingston
8 & 9 November 2017 - Members of the Sweatergang Companions team will be attending a Teepa Snow Workshop in Smiths Falls (8th) and Brockville (9th) offered through the Alzheimer's Society 
12 October 2017 -  
"PEP invites you to our second fall presentation taking place on Thursday, October 12th at 6:30 pm at PEP. We will be welcoming Natalie Phillips from the Smile Program (Seniors Managing Independent Living Easily) as well as Christine Wilson from the Sweatergang Companions.

Natalie will be outlining what SMILE is and what it does to support people living independently. SMILE is fully supported by the South East LHIN.

Christine will discuss the services that Sweatergang Companions provides in the community.

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: Elliot Street Clinic – 12 Elliot Street, Perth
Cost: Free to PEP Clients and their families

14 Sept 2017 - We had our first meeting with Cycling without Age Ottawa and we are very excited about the possibilities! 

 21 June 2017 - Caregiver Series, "Nutritional Information for Seniors" 

19 June 2017 - We are very excited to present our new logo! Featured below in both brown and navy blue colour schemes. 
13 June 2017 - Christine was interviewed by Kathy Botham from Cogeco TV to promote our upcoming Caregiver Series. 
12 June 2017 - We hosted a Bank Manager's Roundtable in Smiths Falls, in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society of Lanark Leeds Grenville. We look forward to working with our local banks to come up with a strategy to better serve seniors in our community.
18 May 201 - Sweatergang is now an approved service provider for the Canadian Armed Forces.
9 May 2017 - Christine attended the Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba's Annual Conference. 
3 April 2017 - New Employee Training - space provided by Willowdale Retirement Home in Smiths Falls
15 March 2017 - Sweatergang provided the 'perfect companion' to chili at the 2017 Chili Cook-Off hosted by the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce
8 March 2017 - Sweatergang had a table at the Ontrac Job Fair in Smiths Falls
1 March 2017 - Christine was interviewed by Cogeco TV's Richard Coldrey for Lifestyle Plus. Here is a clip of the 30 minute interview.
21 December 2016 - We were featured in the Glengarry News, click the link below to read the full article
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November 2016 - Christine and Cogeco TV's Richard Coldrey following a 30 minute taped TV interview for Lifestyle Plus which will air in the spring of 2017
26 September 2016 - We are growing and expanding! We are now serving Gananoque and the Kingston area!
19 September 2016 - The Carleton Place-Almonte Canadian Gazette did a feature article on this year's Seniors Expo in Almonte and Christine got to say a few words :) Click here to read the article
15 August 2016 - We are now an approved provider for the SMILE Program (Smile stands for: Seniors Managing Independent Life Easily)
25 July 2016 - Approved through Veterans Affairs Canada to provide Personal Support Services to Seniors

12 July 2016 - Sweatergang Companions Employee Training. All day training event - Smiths Falls Legion

18 June 2016 - Healthy Living Festival Smiths Falls

17 June 2016 -  Christine was a guest speaker at a Smiths Falls Rotary Club Meeting

 June 2016 - We were featured in the June edition of the Fifty Five Plus Magazine.  Click here to see the feature

4 June 2016 - 2016 Alzheimer's Walk For Memories

12 Mar 2016 - Sweatergang employees participated in a Heart and Stroke training session, provided by the Stroke Network of Eastern Ontario - Carleton Place

8 Dec 2015 - Employee Appreciation Luncheon - Cafe 7 West in Smiths Falls.  Thank you for all the hard work you do! 

We are now selling Alzheimer's Awareness Mugs! Email us for more details!

12 Nov 2015 - Our staff participated in a Fall Prevention Training Session, offered by the Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

1 Oct 2015 - We were featured in the 'Seniors' magazine for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville - click here for details

29 Sept 2015 - We participated in the Seniors' Community Fair at Carolina Suites in Perth 

 10 Sept 2015 - Sweatergang participated in the 5th annual Seniors' Expo in Almonte

9 June 2015 - The Alzheimer's Society of Lanark County provided the Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) to Dementia Care training course to Sweatergang employees in Perth today 

 3 June 2015 - Christine was interviewed by Lynda D'Aoust from Lake 88.1, live on the radio this afternoon.  Listen to the interview below.


 27 May 2015 - The Parkinson's Society of Eastern Ontario provided Sweatergang employees with an excellent training course on Parkinson's disease - Carleton Place

 21 May 2015 - Sweatergang sponsored two screenings of the movie Still Alice at the Station Theatre in Smiths Falls 

22 Apr 2015 - The Alzheimer's Society of Lanark County hosted a Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) to Dementia Care training course to a few of our team members in Smiths Falls today


15 Apr 2015 - We were featured in the 'Seniors' magazine for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville - click here for details

 1 Nov 2014 - Our business was featured in the 'Seniors' magazine for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville - click here for details

1 Sep 2014 - We became a member of the Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce


18 Aug 2014 -  Alzheimer Society of Lanark County Golf Tournament at the Perth Golf Club 

23 Jun 2014 -  Christine was a guest speaker at the Legion in Perth

17 Jun 2014 - Christine was at Brownlee's Metro in Perth  

 16 Apr 2014 - Christine was a guest speaker at the Sunset Club - Carleton Place Legion

23 Mar 2014 - Small Vendors Tradeshow - Royal Canadian Legion in Smiths Falls

20 Mar 2014 - Christine was at the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls 

 19 Mar 2014 - Christine was at Brownlee's Metro in Perth promoting Sweatergang Companions

12 Mar 2014 - Christine was a guest speaker at the Perth Tay Seniors Club

1 Mar 2014 - Advertisement located in the Merrickville Phoenix

11 Feb 2014 - Guest speaker at Club 60 (legion in Smiths Falls) 

1 Feb 2014 - We've launched our "Share the Freedom Referral Program"  

27 Jan 2014 - Advertisement located in the Smiths Falls Travelers Tankard Program

1 Jan 2014 - VAC Health Identification Cards now accepted!

Jan 2013 - Sweatergang Companions is founded 

Upcoming Events 

5 February 2017 - The GPA Course is being offered for all new Sweatergang employees in Smiths Falls at the Alzheimer's Society of Lanark, Leeds Grenville