Generosity makes a difference to seniors

Happiness is the opportunity to have a robotic cat which stretches, purrs, meows and cuddles.

When the first cat, Little Kitkat Evans made his debut at Peace Villa, the residents were so surprised. Hearing the meowing and purring as well as seeing the stretching, made them smile. Even those who were not cat lovers decided to have the cat placed in their laps.

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As Ed and Joanne Scriba said, “Everyone at Peace Villa who would like a cat should have one!” and the requests for the cats began. Thanks to the willingness of people in our community to make a difference.

Little Kitkat Evans, Peace Villa’s first resident cat, will soon be joined by a number of cat friends. COVID -19 will not stop happiness and joy for our residents. Thank you so much to those who have donated towards the cats, including those who do not wish to be named. We only wish that you could see your generosity making a difference.

Three cats have been delivered while the rest are eagerly waiting their turn to love the residents. We would like to recognize and thank the following:

  • Trynna Dion and Mike Champ – The Pub at Charlie Lake

  • Joanne and Ed Scriba

  • Lilia and Ron Hansen

  • Rotary Sunrise

  • The City of Fort St. John, and:

  • An anonymous donor.


Why should caregivers purchase Companion Pets for the adults in their life they care for?

  • To inspire delight, companionship, and engagement

  • To give them something positive to share with family and friends

  • To provide something for children and grandchildren to enjoy with their elder loved ones when they get together.

Learn more by contacting the Alzheimer’s Store of Canada, toll free at 1-888-258-6659, or online at

— Margaret Little, Save Our Northern Seniors

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