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We Are


          ...just a small group of people who want to give a few smiles to some Seniors


The Grandparent Connection is a small, grass root group in Newmarket, Ontario formed in 2013 and we have been slowly growing ever since. "Stockings for Seniors" and "The Birthday Bags" are two iniatives we have and are working on-a way to give some small gifts to lonely Seniors in LTC and Supportive Housing.  Next was the Greeting Program, where we collected signed Christmas and All Occasion cards which we then organized and delivered for distribution to these residences. We now have a drop box at the Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place to collect these cards. As much as we wish there wasn't a need, the reality is,  there are definitely Seniors in our community who would love to be remembered. We are also advocates for Seniors and try to keep people aware of any news, concerns or government positions on Seniors issues as well as offering assistance in the search for long term care for any Senior.  There is so much that needs to be done to help this very vulnerable, yet often forgotten, section of our population.  We will do whatever we can do to bring light to some serious situations, possible solutions and ways to help. That's all we're trying to do right now but we have some big plans for the future......stay tuned!!! 

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Birthday Bags

We assemble small items in bags to be distributed to Seniors in LTC and Supportive Housing who may not have family or visitors.  A small way to help brighten their day.  This list includes possible items for donations towards these bags (please note that, due to dietary restrictions/allergies, we cannot accept any food items and all products must be unscented):


Adult Colouring Books

Pencil Crayons

Individual Packs of Tissues


Hair brush

Socks (men’s and women’s)



Unscented Hand Cream

Crossword Puzzle/Word Scramble Books

Small blankets/throws


Unscented Soap

Hand Sanitizer

Stuffed Animals

Playing Cards









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