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Mosaic’s Sit & Knit Day Saturday June 9th, 2018 (By Dina Campeis)

Posted by admin on June 18, 2018 in Community Centres, Events, Newsletters, World Knitting Day |

On Saturday June 9, 2018, Mosaic participated in the World Wide Knit in Public Day and held our first ever Sit & Knit at Centre Court in the Shops on Steeles and 404. 

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We had 4 tables filled with women of varying skills and even had 1 gentleman amongst the crowd who used a loom to do some knitting.  We spent a few hours knitting, crocheting, checking out each other’s projects and best of all, laughing!  As always at a Mosaic event, beverages and snacks were enjoyed by all!

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Back when I announced this event, I admitted my lack of skill and the fact that I had a 2 year old almost-finished knitted dish cloth just waiting to be completed.  Lucky for me there were a few ladies who helped me in this regard.  Ok, let’s just be honest and say that one did the final few rows and another did the casting off.  Apparently, my skills lie in delegation! 

Jane Teasdale (my boss!) also attended and her skills lie in being a great hostess. 

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She tried the knitting, but was much more interested in meeting and getting to know those attending.

I am always amazed at the speed at which some can knit or crochet.  Some of the patterns were very difficult and others quite easy.  And the yarn!  My goodness, so many different colours and texture.  Who knew you could by yarn to make your own Srubbie! 

We had one lady bring a Twiddlemuff she had almost completed!  The knitting was done, just the embellishments needed to be added.  We were all so intrigued by the loom used for the Twiddlemuff – made it such an easy project – that many indicated they would like to learn how to use the loom too!

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And others wanted to contribute to a twiddlemuff project.

As a result, we will be hosting a special event to make Twiddlemuffs and Mosaic will then donate these to some of our clients living with dementia. By offering this program, we fulfil our commitment to education, offering a new program to seniors (and people of any age) to provide opportunities for meaningful social interaction and to give those who want to be a part of a volunteer group, a project that will make a difference to those living with dementia.

My next big decision will be whether to try a Twiddlemuff or a Srubbie!  I think the Srubbie is more to my skill level, but we will see…

If you or anyone you know would like to know more about this project or to receive an invitation to attend the Twiddlemuff Event, please call our office at 905.597.7000 and speak to Dina Campeis or click on the link underneath to sign up for our online newsletter which will have more information. 

https://www.mosaichomecare.com/news-events/newsletter/

A special thanks goes to The Shops on Steeles and 404 who graciously donated space in the mall for this event.  They are always open to having Mosaic host parties and such, and we so appreciate this!

Submitted by:

Dina Campeis

Marketing Manager

Mosaic’s submission to the Toronto Senior’s Strategy

Posted by admin on May 25, 2018 in Age Friendly Cities & Communities |

Regarding – EX34.2, Toronto Seniors Strategy Version 2.0 Mosaic Homecare & Community Resource Centres would like to formally extend its support to the recommendations made in Toronto Seniors Strategy Version 2.0. Mosaic is a private homecare company with a strong history of community outreach and has been providing community resources, space, fun and educational events […]

CALLING ALL KNITTERS! By our roving knitting reporter Dina Campeis

Posted by admin on May 23, 2018 in Community Centres, Events, International, World Knitting Day |

MOSAIC’S first SIT & KNIT We are excited to be a host site for the World Wide Knit in Public (WWKIP) Day on June 9th! Let it be said right from the start that I don’t knit. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that I find it difficult to count stitches and […]

Personal Support Worker Appreciation Day – May 18th & 19th 2018 at the Mandarin Yonge & Eglinton

Posted by admin on May 22, 2018 in PSW Appreciation Day |

“Personal Support Workers are the heavy lifters of the health care system and now have a day to recognize all their hard work!”  P.S.N.O. (Personal Support Network of Ontario). Mosaic Home Care recognized our front line staff on Friday evening May 18th and Saturday May 19th, 2018. Our caregivers were invited out to a special […]

Nursing Week: “Hashtags” and Social Media; Voices to Lead “Health is a Human Right”; The Impact of Funding and Staffing constraints on holistic person centered care.

Posted by admin on May 10, 2018 in Nursing, Person Centered Care |

International Council of Nurses: “There is no other profession that attends to people’s needs in their most vulnerable periods of time as nursing does. The relationship between the client and the nurse provides a unique and intimate view of a person’s life. “ Mosaic’s Karyn Terrell (RPN), Client Services Nurse Consultant, at a North York […]

North York Seniors Centre – The Gem of North York

Posted by admin on April 10, 2018 in Community Centres, North York |

After a long delay creating Mosaic’s latest newsletter and participating in community events, Mosaic’s Kevin Lopes has finished this blog featuring our wonderful friends at North York Seniors Centre. Mosaic’s Jane Teasdale has always referred to North York Seniors Centre as the gem of North York for the incredible contributions the Centre makes for the […]

Creative Collage: I (Dina Campeis) have always been “drawn” to mixed media art….

Posted by admin on March 23, 2018 in Collage, Community, Creative, Events, Person Centered Care, Social and isolation |

……..so when Mosaic Home Care booked Lesley White to facilitate a collage class, I thought, Wow, this is great.  I get to play and work at the same time! As Community Relations Manager, I can often join the various programs that we provide for free at our Community Resource Centres, and this was one such […]

The week that was Social Work Week 2018: “Social Workers on The Front Line of Real Issues”

Posted by admin on March 10, 2018 in Events, Hospitals, Mosaic, Social Work Week, Social workers |

Mosaic Home Care, myself (Jane Teasdale), Dina Campeis, Kevin Lopes and our co-op student Laura Lee made our ways to three separate hospitals, Michael Garron, Mackenzie Health and North York General and hosted lunches for the social workers. The North York General Hospital event was sponsored by Mosaic Homecare Services & Community Resource Centres, Elder […]

Welcome to the Memory Café/Alzheimer’s Café, starting next week!

The First Link® Memory Café, York Region and the Toronto area Memory Café start next week! Welcome to a café style environment geared towards people diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias, their care partners as well as those who worry about memory problems. The cafés provide a friendly atmosphere where people can socialize […]

Aromatherapy: A complementary treatment for Chronic Pain by Tara Johnston

Posted by admin on February 16, 2018 in Essential oils, Health and alternatives |

Unfortunately, pain is something we have all faced or will face in our lifetime; anything from a tooth ache or cold to a severe injury or chronic conditions which may have limited treatments. But symptoms don’t necessarily present with just physical pain as I have discovered with my own health journey. Anxiety, insomnia, stress, isolated, […]

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