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Volunteer Page - Simcoe Village and Manor

​"The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others." ~ DeAnn Hollis

Go to our Volunteer Programs webpage and find out how to volunteer with us - http://www.simcoe.ca/LongTermCare/Pages/VolunteerPrograms.aspx​

Volunteer News

NEW Click here to view our Volunteer Newsletter

Simcoe Manor Volunteer Education Session

Monday September 9, 2019 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium ~ Simcoe Manor 5988 8th Line, Beeton.   RSVP Rebecca.arbour@simcoe.ca 705-790-3915.

 

Ontario Senior Achievement Award

 

Above, Janet Tipping accepting the Ontario Senior Achievement award with Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond Cho.

Janet Tipping who has volunteered for over 44 years at Simcoe Manor, recording a total of 8100 hours to date. With every visit, Janet demonstrates her genuine desire to assist the residents and always has a friendly smile and a welcoming approach making each and every resident feel special.  Her dedication to the many tasks she completes as well as her determination to provide for the betterment of the residents at our facility is evident with her every visit. She was one of 16 people to receive the Ontario Senior Achievement Award. The ceremony took place last month at Queens Park.

 

Above: Andrea Tipping chatting with Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Looking for volunteers to join our Palliative Care Team

For more information, please contact (905) 729-2267 Laura Czovek ext. 5030 or Rosa Athanassoulis ext. 5086

Your support and contributions will make a significant difference in the lives of our residents and families at Simcoe Manor.

  • Provide compassionate presence for the resident
  • Sit with the resident
  • Read
  • Play comforting music
  • Provide conversation
  • Talk about their interests
  • Ensure Palliative Care Cart is available/stocked
  • And much more...

Meetings are held January, April, July, and October on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 PM in the Tea Room

Volunteer Dedication

Thank you to the ongoing service from each and every one of you. Our programs and services would not be possible if not for the assistance and dedication of our volunteers.

Michael, helping to decorate for Christmas.

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Brian reaching high to put up the snowflakes. 

 

Gianna looking quite festive for Halloween.

 

The two Sharon’s have a good time at the Halloween party.

 

 Volunteer Andrea posing for a picture with Julie the hairdresser.

 

Student volunteer Sai helping Sharon with an art project.

 

Louise at the Elmvale Zoo.

 

Volunteer Susan with resident Christina going to the Senior Information Fair.

 

 Volunteer Susan at the Senior Information Fair with resident Mary

 

Michael going around with his weekly “Travelling Library Cart".

 

Cyber Seniors

There is an opportunity to assist with a new program called Cyber Seniors - assisting a resident with using an IPad, teaching skills such as using email, Facebook, skype, etc.  Other volunteer opportunities for students include meal assistance and program assistance.  Contact Rosa Athanassoulis (ext. 5080) for more details.