Month: July 2022

carya’s Cutest Volunteers

During the summer months, carya connects seniors living at Francis Klein Centre with energetic, four-legged volunteers. These furry volunteers are tasked with the important job of putting smiles on the residents’ faces! “Puppy Parties” are coordinated by carya to encourage spending time outdoors, connecting with others and building community engagement among seniors. Pet-human interactions are scientifically proven to improve our wellbeing and mental health, and we strive… Read more »

Hearing Aid Clinic: Collaborating in the Community

On June 15th, 2022, carya hosted a hearing aid clinic in collaboration with Audiology Innovations and the Bowmont Seniors Assistance Association (BSAA), providing new or refurbished hearing aids to hearing-impaired older adults in the community at no cost. Dr. Carrie Scarff and her incredible team at Audiology Innovations are making sure lower-income seniors have affordable access to essential healthcare items. Three participants walked away with hearing… Read more »

Community Champion: Clothing Drive Initiative

Ivy*, a client of The Way In Network, inspired a movement of kindness and proved that age would never hold her back! carya is very proud to assist a client-led initiative to raise donations for Ukrainian refugees. Ivy says she’s deeply connected to the trauma and fear experienced by those fleeing and suffering in Ukraine. Her empathy stems from personal experience with international conflict and a desire to… Read more »

Celebrating Community With Community

What a party! On July 5th, carya staff, volunteers, and community members celebrated the Official Grand Opening of Village Commons! After a year of cautious operations during the pandemic, it was uplifting and inspiring to reconnect with so many friends, supporters and passionate community advocates from East Village and beyond. As many of us have learned through the pandemic, connecting with others is an essential part of our… Read more »