Support aging adults during 65-hour online giving event

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Support aging adults during 65-hour online giving event

EASTERN ONTARIO – Nearly everyone experienced the feeling of isolation and loneliness during the global pandemic. Unfortunately, these feelings are common for the older adults in our community. Carefor Eastern Counties is committed to helping aging adults stay connected and engaged with their peers and community through our programs and services.

When the pandemic hit, we adapted our programming to continue serving the vulnerable older adults in our community. We worked tirelessly to modify our services in a safe but meaningful way to ensure aging adults remained connected to each other even while they were isolated at home.

We rely on the generosity of this community to support these vital services and programs that are helping older adults to age with dignity and on their own terms. We are kindly asking for support during the Give65 Event to continue serving our aging clients and eventually transition back to how we operated before the pandemic.

From July 13 to 16, Carefor Eastern Counties is participating in the fourth-annual Give65 Event, a 65-hour online giving event exclusively for charitable organizations serving aging adults presented by Home Instead Charities.

This year, we’re raising funds for the Carefor Eastern Counties Meal Delivery Program, providing nutritious meals to over 500 seniors across the region. Gifts can be made here:

During the Give65 Event, Carefor Eastern Counties we are also raising funds with the hopes of receiving up to $5,000 in matching funds from Home Instead Charities. Not only does this increase the impact of the donations received, but we are hopeful it inspires people to give back.

“Give65 allows us to help aging adults in our community while raising awareness of the critical need for the programs and services they rely on to safely live independently,” say Jennie Stephenson, Carefor Communications & Fundraising Specialist.

The 65-hour Give65 Event begins at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, July 13 and concludes at 2:00 a.m. EST on July 16.

“COVID-19 has really highlighted the challenges aging adults face every day. Supporting aging adults and providing them the tools to define their own aging journey is always important, but particularly during a global pandemic. We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Carefor Eastern Counties for the fourth-annual Give65 Event and hope our partnership inspires greater charitable giving in support of older adults who rely on the important work of the charitable sector,” says Lenli Corbett, executive director of Home Instead Charities.

To learn more about Give65, visit All donations are 100 percent tax deductible in Canada. For more information about Carefor Eastern Counties, visit or call 613-932-3451 ext. 4247.

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