A 108th birthday celebration at Indus Community Services

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This one is for the records books. The Indus Community Services Adult Day Care Centre at Matheson joyfully celebrated yet another milestone with a birthday party for Mrs. Sant Kaur Girn, a long-standing client of the program, who turned 108 on April 15th, 2018.

On hand to join in the celebrations were her son, Harjit Girn and daughter-in-law Harbhajan Girn, along with some family members. Gurpreet Malhotra, CEO, Indus Community Services, welcomed the gathering and remarked that it was another great milestone not only for the family, but for the agency as a whole. He proudly announced that the newly renovated ‘Program Room’ will be named after in Mrs. Sant Girn’s honour!

A special handmade birthday card was presented to Sant as well as a commemorative certificate. Later, video greetings from relatives around the world were played, as well as from clients of the program. Sant later cut the birthday cake, that being her favorite dessert, and enjoyed it with a cup of tea.

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Longevity runs in Sant’s family! Some of her siblings have lived past a hundred years as well. A strict vegetarian, she is an active participant in the program and engages in special exercises that the staff plans for her.

Harjit and Harbhajan Girn remarked that Indus is like a second family to them and that the staff at the site has gone out of their way to accommodate the needs of Sant. “The program allows time for the caregiver to attend to daily tasks, and the staff are wonderful, caring and loving’, said Harjit Girn. The staff also attended a prayer service that was recently held to celebrate the birthday at the local Gurudwara.

Indus’ Health Services program provides client-centered care to frail and/or cognitively impaired individuals in a safe and encouraging environment. Through culturally and linguistically appropriate programs, it promotes healthy aging and encourages an active lifestyle.

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To learn more about Indus programs and services, please call, 905-275-2369 or visit www.induscs.ca. -CINEWS

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