COMMUNITY SERVICES PROGRAM FOR BLACK AFRICAN SENIORS IN PEEL REGION
SENIOR SMILE CARE
A Community Service Program for African Seniors
The challenges facing immigrant seniors in Canada are well documented. Many programs have been developed to combat problems of social isolation, language and financial difficulty, and cultural ignorance, which have been linked to higher risk of hospitalization of seniors and long term care placement. Although many Canadian communities have made effort to reach out to seniors, a small but a growing group of immigrant seniors have been ignored. The African seniors in Canada are a growing segment of ethnically diverse senior groups that have barely been served. The problems of social isolation, health problems, family conflicts and language difficulty plague African immigrant seniors in Peel Region.
The Senior Smile Care is a community service program offered by Glorious Women of Wonders, a non-profit organization, to help improve the quality of life for African seniors in Peel Region. Senior Smile Care provides opportunity for immigrant seniors to gather to socialize, encourage, empower and engage in various activities of interest, to help them live a healthier and happy daily life. Senior Smile Care services provide culturally sensitive and appropriate religious programs to serve the spiritual and cultural needs of this unique group of seniors. Such programs bring together immigrant seniors from faith community to express their belief and encourage one another.
Glorious women of wonders is highly motivated and exalted to render these great service and ensures that African seniors enjoy their stay in Canada as they become more integrated into Canadian culture to make their lives in Peel Region more fulfilling.
1. To create opportunity for African seniors to enjoy a diverse African multi-cultural interaction and interpersonal relationship.
2. To create opportunity for seniors to socialize with each other to reduce their burden of social isolation, stress and frustration so that they would enjoy their old age, see a reason to smile again and be thankful to God.
3. To Help new immigrant seniors to integrate into peel region community
4. Create opportunity for seniors to network, develop positive mindset, volunteer and discover their skills to help other as well as live an active life.
Fortino Community Centre 35 Worthington Avenue Brampton, ONL L7A 2Y7
When We Meet: Monday of the month
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
WE NEED SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Glorious Women of Wonders is a Christian based nonprofit organization that exists to share the love and transforming power of the gospel of salvation. Scripture: “Even to your old age I am He; And to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry and will deliver you.” –Isaiah 46:4 “With long life, I will satisfy you and show you my salvation” – Psalm 91:16
The Seniors Smile Care is a Community service program that reaching out to the elderly in peel region .The program started from reaching and supporting a good neighbour Seniors around our family and homes, We love and care for them .Some of the senior have no one to care for them. Many are abandoned by their families or have lost their children. Some are depressed and isolated because of pass circumstances of life, When given the opportunity ,we chat and share positively ,they put on joyful face and laughter and smile. Our responsibility is to give them reasons to smile again , we share the gospel and sweet memories and stories of life testimonies of God faithfulness.
Proverbs 17:22 – A joyful heart is a good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Job 8:21 – He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.
Psalm 126:2 – Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations,“The Lord has done great things for them.”
Luke 6:21 – “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
James 5:13 – Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
Proverbs 15:15 – All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
Psalm 2:4 – He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
Visiting regularly at their home or nursing home to shows we care ,Buy them gift and groceries Help to clean up their home at visit. Call them regularly and pick their phone calls as needed ,Listen to their pasted pain and struggle of life story patiently , We also share their Good stories and joy always to makes them smile. Pray for them and remind them of God promises. We encourage and empower their hope in Christ Jesus ,The glory of the saints at the Lord feets.
PAPA PUAL CHRISTOPHE
This year 2016 January 3rd we lost papa Christopher a Pakistan respectful and loving father who eventually became a best friend for the past 6years of caring for him in seniours smiles program , he dead at 84year. Papa Christopher trusted and loved this ministry servies .Few months before he dead when he was unable to walk properly He formerly introduce all his children and son in law and requested They bring him to my house for family appreciation . The glorious women of wonders love papa so much .May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Pastor Omotola a Glorious Mama at 80yrs dead on December 29th, 2016 dead of breast cancer. I called her My Angel Mama. Trusted and enjoyed the Ministry. services , few weeks before her death she called to express her worries and requested that we pray with her . We did and encouraged her to keep faith in God that all will be well. We never hear her voice again . May her soul rest in peace.
Showing love and care to seniors gave us an outstanding acknowledgement and a good recommendation in peel region. We support other organization with seniors care. such as Mothers day and Black history day. @United Achievers – Community Service- Coordinator :Grace Newman and the Executive director Angela J Carter.Thanks for working with us.