“Act as if what you
do makes a difference…It does!” ~ William James
Go to our Volunteer Programs webpage and find out how to volunteer with us - http://www.simcoe.ca/LongTermCare/Pages/VolunteerPrograms.aspx
Check out our “Volunteer Feature Board" near the front Admin office. On this board we randomly select a volunteer to be featured which includes a background on their volunteer experience at Georgian Manor.
We are working diligently with both our community partners as well as the Museum to discuss ways to streamline the Volunteer program in order to provide effective service to our current and prospect volunteers. Further to this, new Volunteer referral cards are being added to the program. Any new volunteer referred to by a current volunteer includes them into monthly giveaways.
As you know we have been implementing a program called Music & Memory on all home areas, where residents are set up with personalized playlists that are loaded on to an iPod for them to enjoy. We have seen great success in this program and appreciate how well the multidisciplinary team works together to allow residents to enjoy their favourite music. We are excited to announce the rebranding of the program to “Mind & Melody" as we are no longer using the Music and Memory brand. Please note that the goals of the program remain the same.
Want to Volunteer?
Do you have a student going in high school looking to complete their 40 hours of service? Georgian Village offers opportunities for students in the evenings and on weekends to complete their 40 hours of service. Youth volunteers can volunteer in friendly visiting, large or small group programs, creative programming and games. There is something for everyone! If you are interested, please contact Christina Thorpe.
Our Volunteer Dedication
Volunteer, Mary, lends a hand as Georgian Village hosts a Coffee Break raising more than $225 for the Alzheimer Society.
A special thank you to our community groups for sponsoring our monthly birthday parties, we appreciate all the hard work that goes into preparing and attending the party. Volunteer Loreeze is pictured cutting the cake for one of the birthday parties.
Two Georgian Manor Volunteers, Anita and Mary, were nominated for Ontario Volunteer Service Awards. Mary was recognized for her 15 years of service and Anita was recognized for her 25 years of service. This award recognizes volunteers for providing committed and dedicated service to an organization.