Helping hands, knowing smiles and a life well lived. Come on a journey with us, and let us show you what In Great Company is all about.
Read our stories and share the experiences of real people living their lives to the fullest.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of what we do here at In Great Company and we want to celebrate and thank you for the vital role you play in lives of seniors we support. Join us at our Volunteer Week Event!
Kay is an In Great Company volunteer coordinator, and she was born and raised on a northern island of Japan called Hokkaido. She is sharing her authentic Japanese sushi recipe.
For depressed seniors, raised in a time when mental illness was highly stigmatised and misunderstood, it can be difficult to seek help – here’s what you can do to support an older adult with depression.
Alan Hill knows how it feels to be lonely. Fortunately, the 89-year-old also knows the joy that comes from making a new friend in your twilight years. Find out how he and Morgan found each other!
For more information on making informed choices when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as other information relating to the health care sector, read the below!
Activities help stimulate the mind and memory and keep seniors engaged and interested in life. But finding activities for a person with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or vision impairment can take a little extra creativity. We share 6!
We often like to feature our incredible volunteers, but our staff deserve the same recognition – this month, we interviewed Volunteer Coordinator Alison Saito. Read her interview!
When it comes to volunteering, Bruce knows a thing or two: he shares his tips with others wanting to volunteer, and some of the stories that has warmed his heart (and ours) throughout this journey.
Morgan Miles volunteered for In Great Company because he wanted to make a positive impact on a senior’s life. Little did the 28-year-old know it was his life that was about to receive an enormous boost. Read his story!
We’ve gathered a list of online opportunities to develop your skills, broaden your horizons and learn more about the experience of seniors. OPAN is a great place to start.
Tips and tricks on how to keep cool, safe and have fun this summer for our volunteers and the seniors they visit. Read this summer guide!
In Great Company has a new community volunteer manual with tips and tricks, support, procedure breakdown, as well as requirements and suggestions – have you read it?
Kathy Thomson has only been a volunteer with In Great Company since November, but she has already won over many clients and has made them into friends. We sat down with her to chat all things volunteering. Read her interview!
As a new year begins, we reflect on 2020 and wish to express our gratitude for our amazing volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you!
If one of your goals is to become happier or more connected with the local community in the new year, we have the perfect way to give back or support those in need. The answer is volunteering with In Great Company!
This Christmas, we encourage you to give back in your own way with the More the Merrier campaign – whether that’s by inviting someone to your Christmas lunch, or spreading the festive cheer by bringing your neighbours some Christmas treats. Find out more!
As the partner of a Feros Care residential village resident, Leon’s decision to volunteer didn’t come as a surprise. He continues to look after and support the residents even through the pandemic. Read his story!
Two In Great Company volunteers recently went above and beyond to host a special Christmas lunch for the clients they visit. We had a chat with Liz and Michael about the event, and what it means for them to volunteer with seniors.
Mutual hobbies and interests are a great way to build valuable connections, and the proof is in the pudding for IGC client Marianne and her community visitor Elisabeth. Read their story here!
Learn more about elder abuse and how you can use your knowledge to help the problem. Click here to read more!
Learn how to support the mental and physical wellbeing of older people living at home during COVID-19.