In the Media

Christine Wilson is the founder of Sweatergang Companions.  
She established Sweatergang      in 2013 out of a lifelong admiration and respect for seniors. Christine still meets  every client  personally. 

Winners!

We are very happy and excited to announce the winners of this year's Great Respite Giveaway! 
Congratulations to Marg in Lanark who was nominated by her neighbour and will enjoy a round of golf at the Smiths Falls Golf and Country Club. Congratulations also goes to Margaret in Smiths Falls who was nominated by her granddaughter and will enjoy a few hours of bliss at Parkside Inn and Spa in Perth. 
Thank you to everyone who nominated a deserving caregiver, the support this contest received was really wonderful and very encouraging. People are better caregivers when they take time for themselves - respite is essential! If you need a break, we can help! We are only a click or phone call away 

 www.sweatergangcompanions.ca 
1-800-927-0985

April 18 2018
If you know a caregiver in our community who provides around the clock care for their loved one and could use a bit of a break to recharge, please email us and let us know how this giveaway could benefit them. Please include which package would suit them the best. 
Our email is christine@sweatergangcompanions.ca or visit our website at www.sweatergangcompanions.ca

Contest closes 15 May 2018.

March 20 2018
Please join us in welcoming Dave to our growing company! Dave is joining our head office team as our new Coordinator. He will help to support our three growing regions and ensure that things are running smoothly. Dave brings with him a depth of knowledge and experience, including a background in both management and logistics in a fast-paced organization. 
Welcome to the team Dave!

2018

Wednesday 4 July 2018
Christine was interviewed on the Morning Show on CKWS Global News Kingston, click the video below to watch the clip.

May 26th, 27th 2018 Sweatergang Companions will participate in the 2018 Walk for Memories in support of our local Alzheimer’s Societies.  

Here is a picture of the Sweatergang crew who participated in the Smiths Falls Walk for Memories in support of the Alzheimer's Society of Lanark Leeds and Grenville on Saturday. Thank you to everyone that walked with us as well as a huge thank you to all who donated! (Missing Lisa Billings from this photo).

April 26 2018 - Perth Courier
Thank you to the Metroland Media and the Perth Courier for writing this article about the Great Respite Giveaway!

March 28 2018
Seniors get advice on keeping healthy, emotionally connected. - Perth Courier Article 
Sweatergang Companions was represented by Christine at the monthly Probus Club meeting in Perth.  Read the article published in the Perth Courier here. 

March 19 2018
Our Sweatergang Mugs have arrived!

NEW 1-800 NUMBER!

Our clients can now call : 1-800-927-0985




2017

June 13, 2017

Christine was interviewed by Kathy Botham from Cogeco TV to promote our upcoming Caregiver Series. 

June 12, 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.

May 18, 2017
Sweatergang is now an approved service provider for the Canadian Armed Forces.

May 9, 2017
Christine attended the Long Term and Continuing Care Association of Manitoba's Annual Conference. 

April 3, 2017 
New Employee Training - space provided by Willowdale Retirement Home in Smiths Falls

March 15, 2017
Sweatergang provided the 'perfect companion' to chili at the 2017 Chili Cook-Off hosted by the Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce

March 8, 2017
Sweatergang had a table at the Ontrac Job Fair in Smiths Falls

March 1, 2017
Christine was interviewed by Cogeco TV's Richard Coldrey for Lifestyle Plus. Here is a clip of the 30 minute interview.

2016

December 21, 2016
We were featured in the Glengarry News, click below to read the full article.

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

September 26, 2016
We are growing and expanding! We are now serving Gananoque and the Kingston area!

September 19, 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

August 15, 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

June 18, 2016
Healthy Living Festival Smiths Falls

June 17, 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. 

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

2015

December 8 2015
Employee Appreciation Luncheon

Cafe 7 West in Smiths Falls.  Thank you for all the hard work you do! 

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

October 1, 2015 
We were featured in the 'Seniors' magazine for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville 

September 29, 2015
We participated in the Seniors' Community Fair at Carolina Suites in Perth 


September 10, 2015
Sweatergang participated in the 5th annual Seniors' Expo in Almonte

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

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June 9, 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 

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

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

April 22, 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

April 15, 2015
We were featured in the 'Seniors' magazine for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville 

2014

November 1, 2014 
Our business was featured in the 'Seniors' magazine for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville 

September 11, 2014
4th Annual Senior's Expo in Almonte

September 1, 2014
We became a member of the Smiths Falls Chamber of Commerce

August 18, 2014
Alzheimer Society of Lanark County Golf Tournament at the Perth Golf Club 

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

June 23, 2014
Christine was a guest speaker at the Legion in Perth

June 14, 2014
Christine was at Brownlee's Metro in Perth  

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

March 20, 2014
Christine was at the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls 

March 19,2014
Christine was at Brownlee's Metro in Perth promoting Sweatergang Companions

March 1, 2014
Christine was a guest speaker at the Perth Tay Seniors Club

March 1, 2014
Advertisement located in the Merrickville Phoenix

February 27, 2014
Country Fair Mall - Smiths Falls

Christine was at the County Fair Mall in Smiths

Falls on Thursday February 27th to promote Sweatergang Companions.  It was great to meet people and hear their stories!

We will be at the mall again at the end of March and we hope to see you there!


February 11, 2014
Guest speaker at Club 60 (legion in Smiths Falls) 

February 1, 2014
We've launched our "Share the Freedom Referral Program"  

January 27, 2014
Advertisement located in the Smiths Falls Travelers Tankard Program

January 1, 2014
VAC Health Identification Cards now accepted!

2013 

October 26, 2013 
Harvest Craft Show - Gallipeau Centre

Sweatergang Companions was at the Harvest Craft Show and the turn out was phenomenal! Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table, it was great to meet you!  

September 13, 2013
Seniors' Expo - Almonte/Mississipi Mills

Sweatergang Companions attended the 3rd annual Seniors' Expo held at the Almonte Community Centre on 13 September 2013.  The Mills Community Support did a fantastic job organizing this event and the turn out was more than expected. 

Pictured below are a few images of Christine and the Sweatergang Companions table, taken at the Expo.  We hope to see you there next year!

August 29, 2013
EMC Smiths Falls interview

January 2013
Sweatergang Companions is founded by Christine Wilson.

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