Volunteer and Work Opportunities
Research Study Participants Needed: Seruous Games for Engagement and Positive Emotions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This study is seeking participants aged 65 and above across Canada who have their own device (Android tablet or computer) and an internet connection and who want to play computer games. U of A researchers want to assess if these computer games help older adults feel they are involved in enjoyable, meaningful activities. For more information, email Melika Torabgar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send Positive Messages to Seniors
- CapitalCare Foundation: Send a postcard with a custom message to a resident at CapitalCare Centres.
- The Good Samaritan Society: Email a note to a local senior, or have your kids or grandkids draw a picture to brighten their day. Send your message to email@example.com. Messages will be printed and shared with residents at Good Samaritan Residences around Edmonton.
Seniors COVID-19 Pandemic and Exercise (SCOPE) Trial
University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria
Physical distancing has disrupted our typical activities for taking care of our well-being and health. This research project is investigating if different types of exercise programs, provided free to participants, significantly improve the well-being and health of older adults (aged 65 years or older) currently living in Canada. Explore fun, new ways to exercise and assist with critical research benefitting the health of older adults. It’s a win-win!
Research Participants Wanted: Reasons for Limiting Sitting Time from the Perspective of Older Adults
University of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Older adults 65 years and older are invited to participate in a study investigating why older adults choose to reduce daily sitting time. Individuals of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. The survey takes 30-45 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and confidential. In appreciation for your time spent completing this survey, each participant will be entered into a draw for one of four $25 VISA gift cards. For more information, email PALS@uleth.ca or call 403-332-5207.
Step into Action: Volunteer with Edmonton Meals on Wheels
Looking to volunteer? Want to make your own schedule? Why not help us Drive Happiness? For 20 years, Drive Happiness has provided assisted transportation services to seniors by pairing them with volunteer drivers.
Volunteering with Drive Happiness is extremely flexible and offers a gas reimbursement. You can make your own schedule and help get seniors where they need to go.
Volunteers require a class 5 driver’s license, a clean driver abstract, and must be willing to provide a vulnerable sector police check.
Make a difference in a senior's life - volunteer for Drive Happiness today. Call 780-424-5438 or go online at drivehappiness.ca/volunteer to download an application form.
Virtual Vision Mate Program
Research Study: Survey on Accessibility in Canada
Study Participants Wanted: Under-Reporting in Abuse of Older Adults in the Prairie Provinces
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