Whether a friend, parent or spouse, losing a loved one is a devastating experience. For Rita Greham-Benjamin, the day her husband passed away was the day her life completely changed. She didn’t just lose her husband—she lost her best friend.
“I missed Alfred in so many ways, but I especially missed his company,” says the 79-year-old. “I got used to sitting at home alone. I knew I needed to find something that would make the transition of life without him easier.”
Despite research showing that seniors who participate in social activities are more likely to report health and well-being, one-fifth of all seniors in Canada are like Rita – left to struggle through daily life alone.
For Rita, she found exactly what she was looking for because of donors like YOU – a seniors centre close to home offering a range of programs and services.