Volunteer Spotlight- Nicholas Scott

Described as the "silver-lining" and an "angel" for our senior clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nicholas Scott, a grade 11 student at Nepean High School, is going above and beyond to bring sunshine and smiles to the lives of many isolated and vulnerable seniors. Since joining the Olde Forge he has been committed to supporting the virtual Adult Day Program on weekly Zoom calls where he has helped to encourage conversations and discussions. He has also asssisted the program manager in the development of other virutal programs such as trivia games, jok and storytelling sessions, and even performs virtual concerts on his clarinet. Nicholas has also taken on the role as a Friendly Conversation volunteer with the Olde Forge. His kind and caring demeanor is an excellent match for a postiion that involves calling, checking in and encouraging fun and engaging conversations with an isolated senior in need. Nicholas has added another outreach initiative to his paready busy schedule. He has begun performing personal driveway concerts for seniors in his community. Even at the tender age of 17, he is a true champion for vulnerable seniors in our community and has been a beacon of light and hope for so many during these difficult and uncertain times.