Through the generous support of our community, The Vic Foundation recently partnered with Research Manitoba to invest $100,000 in new Manitoba clinical trials related to COVID-19.
Victoria General Hospital Foundation and Victoria Lifeline’s new program, Send a Smile to a Senior, is combating senior isolation while lending a hand to local businesses. Thanks to the generous contributions from our supporters, we will be finding creative ways to ease loneliness for seniors all year round.
With 2020 now behind us, it is encouraging to feel the optimism that comes with a new year in full swing. It’s a time of planning, preparation, dreams, and vision. What will we accomplish together? How will we make a difference? The possibilities are endless.
New Strategic Partnership To Support Informal Caregivers Through Innovative Telepresence Robot Project
Through the generosity of our supporters and a new strategic partnership with Research Manitoba, The Vic Foundation has invested $180,000 in a new telepresence robot project from researchers at the University of Manitoba, designed to minimize the burden on these caregivers and support individuals living with dementia.
When one steps into the role of a caregiver, it may be unintentional at first. Perhaps it begins with taking a parent to a doctor’s appointment, or picking up some groceries for an elderly neighbor. Caregiving can also begin by necessity without warning, often following a major health incident such as a car accident or stroke. At one point or another in our lives many of us will find ourselves committed to caring for another person – and I know many of us are already on this journey with a loved one.