Things we’re involved with in the community
What first inspired you to volunteer?I love the idea that as an individual, you have the power to make a positive impact on someone else’s life. For me, volunteering is the perfect opportunity to break the routine and try something new. It is so gratifying to know that you can be a part of the change that you want to see in the world.
Which cause are you most passionate about and why?I feel a sense of duty to give back to the people in our community, particularly with the generations before me. Silver Surfers was created to combat isolation amongst seniors, which is so common these days. Age should not be a barrier to accessing the technology that so many of us depend on every day. Our aim with Silver Surfers is to shrink the digital divide that prevents seniors from using online platforms to communicate with their loved ones. For somebody who has health or mobility issues, the benefits of using an iPad can truly open up the world for them. Social support has far-reaching benefits on a person’s health, which is why it is so important that we encourage positive social relationships for people in our community.