Sweatergang Companions has grown from its humble beginnings in Lanark County to now employ over 50 handpicked passionate and caring individuals, in three locations in Ontario. We are currently providing care to seniors and their families in the Ottawa Valley, Kingston and Oxford County.
We believe that seniors should be given the best chance possible to remain living in their own homes. They ensure that the best possible care and support is given to each and every one of our clients. They are bonded and have completed their Vulnerable Sector Check through the Ontario Provincial Police.
To ensure that our teams have the tools they need to provide the best care possible, we provide many innovative training opportunities throughout the year. In the past few years we have offered training in GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approaches to Alzheimer's and Dementia Care), Parkinson's, Strokes,Bereavement, Healthy Eating for Seniors and Falls Prevention.
We are approved through Veterans Affairs Canada to provide a variety of services to Veterans.
We also have a knitting and crocheting group called Sweatergang Stitchers. Members use donated wool to make lap blankets (Lapghans) for seniors in our community. Once completed, we donate the lap blankets to long term care facilities and hospitals.
If you are interested in learning more about the Sweatergang Stitchers, please contact us.
"Old age is selfish. It covets companionship, which the young too much immersed in the pleasures and hopes of their happy prime, have no time or inclination to give, and when your own nestlings are all flown, the lonely hours hang heavily on your hands and the shadows lenghten in the dark valley as you totter slowly and sadly on."
Susanna Moodie , Peterbourough Ontario - 1869
Sweatergang Companions strives to improve the quality of life for seniors and in doing so, we hope
that our clients never feel the way Mrs. Moodie
felt in 1869. We provide companionship,
friendship and a listening ear.
Christine Wilson is the founder ofSweatergang Companions. She established Sweatergang in 2013 out of a lifelong admiration and respect for seniors. Christine still meets every client personally.
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