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Halifax non-profit offers new skills to seniors in nursing homes amid COVID-19

Halifax non-profit offers new skills to seniors in nursing homes amid COVID-19
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Seniors with Skills matches volunteers to local retirement residences using a free online application system. It also provides them with resources necessary to start a Seniors with Skills program at the residence.

Before COVID-19, Seniors with Skills were running their computer training sessions, as well as their card-making and knitting programs, with the items made donated to hospitals and hospices. Since the novel coronavirus pandemic caused lockdowns for most seniors homes, Seniors with Skills turned their attention to combat social isolation among the seniors they served — and the Online Buddy Program was born.
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