Kindness of volunteers brings joy to many

Many volunteers helped to bring residents of long term care to enjoy the Wellness Festival.

Dear Editor,

A letter of thanks and appreciation to the staff and volunteers connected to the Ashcroft Health Unit. The Recreation Co-ordinator, three LPNs, and three volunteers, along with family members, managed to bring the residents from long-term care to the Wellness Festival on July 18. Needless to say, it took a lot of time and effort.

They hired the community bus and loaded it with residents, LPNs, and volunteer helpers and drove them to the Heritage Park. Out came wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and smiling faces. Family members came along to help, watch, and share in bringing pleasure to their loved ones who are slowed down by age and failing strength.

The staff were there on their days off in order to make the event happen. I watched the residents singing along with “Elvis” and tapping their toes to the music, and saw they had been given a gift beyond price. I do a bit of volunteering myself, and know how much organizing goes into accomplishing an event of this magnitude.

A tip of my hat to those who made that event possible.

Lois Petty,