National Volunteer Week 2021

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Hello to all of the wonderful people who have given of your time, skill, energy and compassion to enrich the lives of the residents living within Mount St. Mary. Each one is a hero and your kindness is so appreciated!

People all over Canada think about and celebrate National Volunteer Week and this year’s theme is “the value of one, the power of many.”

We have seen this so many times over the years that, what each person offers, adds to the wonderful place that is Mount St Mary.

Our poster shows a great overview of volunteer involvement past and present. We want you to know in this time of restrictions where volunteers are not able to attend onsite, we are still so thankful you are part of this community and are looking forward to the day when restrictions lift and you are able to return.

Thank you for your notes, thoughts, prayers and calls in this most unusual time.  Also, thanks for those of you who have continued to offer your care from afar – fixing computers, writing resident’s stories for the story project, helping with the bottle drive and bottle pick up, phoning residents and facetiming, writing cards and letters, PR work, ‘liking’ and sharing our FB posts, shopping for residents,  clothing repairs and adapting them, sewing for the dementia unit, searching for great pictures for our Snoezelen program, spiritual care calls, fundraising, book keeping, quilting, knitting, crocheting, donating picture books, shopping for presents and wrapping them and those who make themselves available for consulting. Every act of kindness makes a difference in someone’s life.  THANK YOU!!!

With care and appreciation for who you are and what you do.

Anne McCaffrey and Yvonne Deis