From April 15 to 21, Volunteer Canada and The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during the 15th annual National Volunteer Week.
At Community Care for Seniors we’re always recruiting new volunteers because there are more seniors to help, more things to be done. At the present time, we have lots of room for more volunteers at the thrift shop, visiting seniors, driving to medical appointments, delivering Meals on Wheels, or helping on the reception desk. We can even accommodate volunteers who are away for several weeks a year (some are snowbirds) so don’t let that stop you from putting your name forward.
Studies show without a doubt what we’ve always known…that volunteers live longer, healthier, happier lives. Feel free to go into Community Care’s Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street and ask the volunteers about their experiences in the shop. They will happily share with you the great time they have giving their time in this way. These volunteers will encourage you to come to the office and apply.
If you’re interested in volunteering then give us a call at the Community Care office and start the conversation. You’ll meet with a co-ordinator who will find out your interests and time and work with you to find the right match. Call 613-476-7493 today.
Volunteer Canada states that involved Canadians build strong and connected communities to create a vibrant Canada. Volunteer Canada provides national leadership and expertise on volunteerism to increase the participation, quality and diversity of volunteer experiences.
Since 1977 they have worked closely with a network of more than 200 volunteer centres across Canada, over 1,200 Volunteer Canada members, charitable and non-profit organizations, businesses, educational institutions, and government departments. Prince Edward Community Care has a history of over 40 years providing services to help seniors live at home. Call today and find out more about volunteer positions and services too. If your group would like a guest speaker please ask and we’ll accommodate your request. We help seniors live at home.
The Consecon Seniors Luncheon Social is on Wednesday, April 25. Reserve your place by Tuesday at noon by calling 613-476-7493. Take out and delivery also available.
-Debbie MacDonald Moynes