My grandpa passed away in his 100th year. He was active, strong and strong-minded. My family members still share stories of him rearranging their large sofa and heavy dining tables around the house as a way for him to exercise and keep himself physically fit. He was in his 90s when he did this!
At 97, my grandpa was very weak and was hospitalized at North York General. My dad was told that my grandpa had a few weeks or months to live. He was then transferred to the hospital’s nursing home.
North York General is our community hospital. Its caring staff worked hard to provide excellent care for my grandpa every day. Because we live in North York, my dad was able to visit him often and even had afternoon teas with him from time to time. The friendly staff and frequent company of his loving family are the main reasons that he had a joyful time at the nursing home. Those were three wonderful years.
During the current crisis, social distancing has led to many seniors being alone in their hospital beds. This must be very sad for them and their families.
We hope to improve the care and the spirits of these isolated seniors, so we are appealing to our friends for their support. Any contribution will be much appreciated.
— Hui Y. Chan, Grade 10 student