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Students create Joy4All hotline to share jokes with at-risk seniors


What did one plate say to the other plate?
Dinner is on me.

What do elves learn in a school?
The Elf-abet.

Everyone could use a laugh right now and a group of Calgary high school students are doing their part to make that happen.

The new reality of quarantining and self-isolation has been tough on many people, particularly at-risk seniors, many of whom live alone and have minimal contact with others.  Students enrolled in the Calgary Board of Education’s Ever Active Recreational Leadership Program have come up with a unique way to combat the loneliness and anxiety that can result from self-isolation.

Last month, they launched the Joy4All Project, which aims to put a smile on the face on those who need it. Teacher and program coordinator Jamie Anderson joined Lisa Wilton on Traffic Jams to share more about the project:

You can call the hotline at 403-209-4300 in Calgary or 1-877-JOY-4-ALL outside of Calgary or find out more about the project online at