Grace the Doxie
Grace, a miniature long hair Dachshund, and her bestfriend Elaine recently received the Volunteer Excellence Award for donating their time at Monarch Hall. They have been volunteering with Shannex since last year and recently, Grace became certified as a Canadian Kennel Club Therapy Dog through the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. While Grace loves the belly rubs from residents and team members, Elaine says her favourite moments are when residents share memories of past pets.
Thank you, Grace and Elaine!
Miramichi Recognizes its Volunteers
The management team in Miramichi, NB recently hosted an appreciation social to recognize the volunteers who give their time to our residents in the Miramichi region. Paula Somers, a resident of Bridgeview Hall, spoke at the event, “My life has changed, I now have a great social life thanks to all of our volunteers.” More than 120 people gathered on Main Street at Losier Hall for the event.
Our new homes feature an innovative Main Street concept designed to feel like a small downtown street. Residents can stroll along the street, visit the chapel, café, theatre or town hall.
Neill Hall Mailbox Project
Neill Hall and York Care Centre recently partnered on a mailbox pilot project connecting 70 residents to the greater community of Fredericton, NB through special mail deliveries.
The project is possible through the support of community partners including family members, Home Depot, Covey Basics, the New Brunswick Alzheimer Society, the Retired Teachers Association, St. Thomas University’s Bachelor of Social Work students, many volunteer mail messengers from Keller Williams Capital Realty, and children from the YMCA Fredericton, The Ville, Gibson-Neill Memorial Elementary school and École Sainte-Anne.
The benefits of volunteering in our communities are often felt by a resident and the volunteer by forming friendships and connections. Our locations can work with you to determine how often and the length of time you would like to give.
Learn more about volunteering with Shannex