While hospitalized, Paraskevi Dogantzi (left) enjoys knitting during a visit from Shibo Yu, a physiotherapy student with the JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP). Ms. Yu keeps Ms. Dogantzi physically active and mentally stimulated with conversation, games and light exercises. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
March 2022Spotlight feature

Enhancing care for older in-patients is an eye-opening education for McGill students

Elderly in-patients are benefiting from physical exercise and mental stimulation provided by McGill University students in the JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program.

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HELP volunteer Lorina Bolea helps Viviane Plante to remain limber and to maintain or improve her range of motion.
August 2019Feature articles

Volunteer program honoured for enhancing care of hospitalized seniors

The JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program has won an award from Desjardins, recognizing the way intensively trained volunteers—supported by Multidisciplinary Services, Nursing and Geriatrics—enhance the quality of care for hospitalized seniors.

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