The retired Frost Manor LEA will continue to volunteer at the home she loves
Delores Pollard is an Elvis Presley fan, so it was fitting that the King of Rock ’n’ Roll stopped by Frost Manor Sept. 21 to perform at her retirement party.
In fact, Delores, who worked as a life enrichment aide (LEA) at the Lindsay long-term care home for 11 years, is such an Elvis fan she would often come to Frost Manor on Friday nights on her own time to host pyjama parties for residents and screen Elvis movies.
During his stop at Frost Manor, “Elvis” performed several numbers for party attendees and took time to mingle with residents and pose for photos.
“(Delores) went into retirement with a bang,” says life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Irwin. “Elvis rocked the house for staff, family, friends and residents. We couldn’t get enough. Lots of dancing and singing was had, (and) we are certainly going to miss Delores.”
Even though Delores has now retired from Frost Manor, she will continue to volunteer because she enjoys spending time with residents. She says long-term care homes always need extra hands to help out, so becoming a volunteer in her retirement will allow her to fill a much-needed role at the home.
“This place is really wonderful,” Delores recently said of Frost Manor. “The people here are excellent to work with, the workers are very caring and helpful, and I couldn’t think of anywhere else to work because it was so nice here.”
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