I ♥ the Farmer’s Almanac.
I first learned of the book when I was a teen and grew up in and lived near farm country.
I’d use it to plan my summer holidays in Toronto. I always wanted those days to be sunny and bright and the Almanac never steered me wrong! Good days!
I’ve been itching to do some volunteer work.
And after being in the hospital emergency (non life threatening section) recently and seeing the joy in two older ladies chatting me up with both of them basically saying, “Gee, if I want to get social, I should come to the hospital again!!”, I realized again what good I can be to older folk.
I’d like to work with older people (65+)… go in and chat with them. I’m good with chatting, and sharing smiles and love to hear stories of days gone past. I don’t want to do much (if any) metaphysical work.
I have Venus Trine Saturn and a Saturn ruled chart. Ever since I was a teen, I wanted to work with older folk but that never came about but I enjoyed spending time with my grandparents while they were still around. I think during my Uranus Opposition Uranus, I’m wanting to do things I haven’t done yet.
I like older people because a) they have history, b) they have lived through a lot and generally know what’s really important in life, c) they tend to not put on airs — are authentic, and d) they’re stories are a hoot! :D
So if you know a project that could use someone like me (a chatterbox who enjoys socializing with older people — Gemini on the 5th), let me know. I’d love to volunteer in the Toronto area.
Just got a request to do a reading for a 17 year old. I normally only do 18+ and anyway, I think she’s better served through other free options…
I gave her these numbers:
Kids Help Phone (for teens): 1-800-668-6868
Distress Line: 416-408-HELP (4357) for Toronto
The distress line is available for adults and the kids help phone for 20 and under!
Here’s more crisis line numbers:
Local, Canada, and the US
General: Telephone # :
211 Toronto 211
Dial 211 around the US and Canada for health and human services
Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 416-863-0511
SOS Femmes (French): 416-759-0138
North York Women’s Shelter 416-635-9427
Toronto YWCA Women’s Shelter 416-693-7342
General crisis Lines:
Toronto Distress Centres: 416-408-4357
Distress Centre of Durham Region: 905-433-1121
Kids Help Phone: (not just for kids) 1-800-668-6868
Community Resource Centers
Drug Addiction / Detoxification:
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health: 416-535-8501
INFO ARF: 1-800-463-6273
St. Joseph’s Health Centre 416-530-6400
Gay Lesbian Bi & Transgendered:
Toronto Area Gays & Lesbians: 416-964-6600
Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line: 1-800-268-YOUTH
HIV and AIDS:
Toronto PWA Foundation: (416) 506-1400
Information and Referral:
Community Information Toronto: 416-397-4636
Gerstein Centre Crisis Line: 416-929-5200
East Metro Connections: 416-439-8686
Ontario Distress Centres
Ontario Psychological Association
Ontario Bereaved Families
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre 416-597-8808
Art, in all its forms (dance, drawing, music, etc.), makes me INCREDIBLY happy. :D