Elderly in-patients are benefiting from physical exercise and mental stimulation provided by McGill University students in the JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program.
From high-touch to high-tech—that’s the change COVID-19 triggered in rehabilitation. Telehealth is now an option for clients recovering from stroke, getting measured for a wheelchair, and receiving support for autism.
At 96, Naomi Weiss has been volunteering for over 33 years in a psychosocial group at the JGH’s Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. She has loved giving of herself, ever since she began volunteering as a teenager at a hospital in Israel.
Art has been removed from the clinical setting and turned into a catalyst for developing skills—such as problem-solving, organizing one’s work and being open to criticism—that help in grappling with the day-to-day demands of life.