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Streamway Villa hosts its largest volunteer appreciation BBQ in 7 years

Pictured above, special cupcakes and candles were given to Streamway Villa volunteers during the home’s appreciation event on Sept. 22.

Volunteers presented with unique gifts, and residents pay tribute to those donating their time to the home

Streamway Villa hosted its largest volunteer appreciation barbecue in seven years on Sept. 22. This year’s event had some new offerings that went over well with the 15 people who were honoured for their service to the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Woodland Villa resident Victor Dawkes says volunteering is ‘in my blood’

Pictured above, Woodland Villa resident Victor Dawkes received the home’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer work in the community during the past 50 years. In fact, Victor was even volunteering at the home’s Country Fair Aug. 16 when he received his award.

Helpful, community-minded resident receives home’s Lifetime Achievement Award

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Volunteering has been an important part of Victor Dawkes’ life for 50 years. In fact, when The OMNIway recently spoke with the Woodland Villa resident, he was volunteering at the Cornwall-area long-term care home’s annual Country Fair on Aug. 16. Read more

VIDEO: Pleasant Meadow volunteer Ann Carlow receives Circle of Excellence Award

 

Pleasant Meadow Manor volunteer Ann Carlow is a recipient of a 2017 Circle of Excellence Award from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA). Read more

VIDEO: Pleasant Meadow honours volunteers with tea

NORWOOD, Ont. – Pleasant Meadow Manor honoured its volunteers on May 17 with a tea to thank them for the work they do enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Norwood long-term care home. Read more

Riverview Manor hosts barbecue to thank volunteers

Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Rosemary Roseborough cuts into volunteers’ “thank-you” cake during a June 14 barbecue at the Peterborough long-term care home.

‘Each and every one of you plays a very special role here’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor honoured its volunteers on June 14 with a barbecue to thank them for their service to the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Lindsay seniors’ band receives Volunteer Service Award for work with Frost Manor

Garnet Powell (right) is seen here after accepting an Ontario Volunteer Service Award in Lindsay on May 5. Garnet and his band, Tunes from the Past, were nominated for the honour by Frost Manor.

Group member Garnet Powell reflects on performing for LTC home residents

For 15 years, Garnet Powell and other members of Tunes from the Past have been entertaining Frost Manor residents with musical favourites. The group of senior musicians has had such a positive impact on everyone at the Lindsay long-term care home that they have received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award after being nominated by the home. Read more

Lindsay entertainers honoured for 15 years of volunteering at Frost Manor

Pictured above, Ernie and Lynn Cole are seen accepting their Ontario Volunteer Service Awards on May 5. The Coles were recognized for their 15 years of volunteering at Frost Manor.

Knowing they’re making a difference to residents has kept Ernie and Lynn Cole coming back

Ernie and Lynn Cole were honoured for their contributions to Frost Manor on May 5 during an Ontario Volunteer Service Awards presentation at the Lindsay Golf and Country Club. Read more

VIDEO: Betty Drummond reflects on 33 years of volunteering

Betty Drummond has been volunteering in her community for 33 years. This includes volunteer work with young people as well as senior citizens. She is also a volunteer at Frost Manor. Read more

Young Burnbrae volunteer says experience has been rewarding

Volunteer Zack Smith, seen standing at the back, enjoys the pleasant weather with Burnbrae Gardens residents on April 24.

Zack Smith, who began volunteering at 16, says he’s getting from residents as much as he gives

Zack Smith has been coming into Burnbrae Gardens to volunteer with residents at the Campbellford long-term care home since he was about 16. Read more

Therapy dog and his owner are spreading cheer at West Lake Terrace

Pictured above, Gibson, a St. John Ambulance therapy dog, has been volunteering at West Lake Terrace with his owner, Lesley Campbell, for about a year.

Lesley Campbell says she and her pug, Gibson, get as much back as they give to the home

Lesley Campbell and her pet pug, Gibson, a St. John Ambulance therapy dog, have been volunteering every Monday at West Lake Terrace for about a year. Read more