Archives March 2020

Vent over tea

On line or via the phone

Vent Over Tea is a free active listening service that pairs people who need to vent with a trained empathetic listener to chat. Normally it is done in a local coffee shop but at the moment it can be held online or on the phone. Based in Montréal and founded in April 2015 by McGill psychology graduates, the goal is to provide a casual, confidential, and non-judgmental outlet for members of the community.

Reservation is done online. Elders that must stay indoor could benefit from this service if they have access to the internet or if a member of their family or an employee of their residence could reserve for them.

Photo by Miryam León on Unsplash

Raging Grannies

Movies Granny Power and Two Raging Grannies

The Raging Grannies (or just “Raging Grannies”) are activist organizations in many cities and towns in Canada, the United States, and in other countries. They are social justice activists, all women old enough to be grandmothers, who dress up in clothes that mock stereotypes of older women, and sing songs at protests. They typically write the lyrics themselves, putting their political messages to the tunes of well-known songs. Their activism includes peace and environmental causes.

There Montreal Group has a website:

There are documentaries with Trailers entitled Granny Power from Magnus Isacsson and Two Raging Grannies from UpNorth films that could be presented in a residence.

The Raging Grannies I have met don’t live in a residence but they can visit residences to present their songs and their activities/campaigns.

World Water Day

Activity Kit and a Practical Guide

United Nations chose March 22th as the World Water Day.

Hand hygiene is essential to containing the spread of COVID-19, as well as other infectious diseases. 

And to wash our hands, we need water. Unfortunately, close to 3 billion people don’t have access to water to wash their hands to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Photo by ?? Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash

Ecohabitation, a non-profit organization, has created an activity kit and a practical guide to make tenants in multi-unit buildings (for example residences) aware of the challenges of drinking water. It’s free and the links to the material are on their site. The documents are in french.

These could be useful to recreation technicians of residences.

COVID-19 and Reiki

Marielle Savard follows the instructions of Reiki Outreach International to offer a contribution to the eradication of the pandemic.

Members of this non-profit organization use Reiki as volunteers for ending the spread of coronavirus worldwide and for the elimination of the coronavirus impact on global travel, economy, and social welfare.

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Picture by Tonik, Unsplash