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It's Volunteer Recognition time of year!

Posted Jun 01 2012 12:00am
From CHSLC Volunteer Reception

What a blessing it is to help others cope with frailty, transportation, disability or loneliness.

This is my supervising office: Community Home Support Lanark County . There are many such groups across this province. We are part Hospice, part footcare services, friendly visitors, but most importantly, we are the eyes on the individuals in the community. Those who may need someone to watch out for them. 
Some individuals are house-bound, or dependent upon a wheelchair or walker. Others do not have a loved one to accompany them to a medical appointment. Part of my work is to take notes for those who are seeking medical assistance with a chronic condition, or a new condition. 
We met at the office, with a catered event (hooray Two Guys for Lunch!), and had a chance to meet the other volunteers who work with people in our community. These are direct services. These are people we reach by actually touching them, no OCCUPY stuff here, by sharing our time, energy, or humanity. It doesn't take much.
From CHSLC Volunteer Reception
 Hubby does the Meals on Wheels program. He helps dispatch and/or deliver hot meals to our loved ones. And they are all loved.

Visiting someone, to bring them a hot meal, is important, as we are the link between the individual and the community. We have the opportunity to ensure that the client is healthy and well.

What always mystifies me is that the people employed to do this work, have worked hard to reward and recognize those of us who volunteer. This adds to their workload, when, indeed, I feel we are trying to ameliorate it!

This is my Thank You to those who work with our frail seniors, and those who are disabled and limited by their circumstances or health.

From the album:   CHSLC Volunteer Reception

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