Residents honoured for contributions during Seniors Month

'In addition to raising money, contributing gifts and a lending a hand, our residents are always great to put a smile on someone's face'

Residence on the St. Clair residents Don and Edie Poore are seen here during the retirement home's June 8 Seniors Month celebrations.

Residents at Residence on the St. Clair were honoured June 8 for their contributions to the local community, as part of Seniors Month celebrations.

Throughout the year, people living at the Sarnia retirement home have been working hard to uphold Steeves & Rozema’s mission of “creating communities that are good for life,” says fun co-ordinator Natalie Cataford.

Here is a list of some of the ways residents have given back to the community in the past 12 months:

– Raising money and baking dog biscuits for the local Humane Society
– Contributing and organizing items for eight shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas gift drive
– Raising $165 for a young girl in Sarnia who has cystic fibrosis through a cookie and cupcake sale
– Preparing sandwiches to give to the Inn of the Good Shepherd, a local shelter that provides supports to adults and families facing emergency situations
–  Continually raising money and writing letters to children sponsored through Compassion Canada

At the celebration, residents were presented with fancy ice-cream sundaes and a token of appreciation, with a note saying “Thank you for your ongoing contributions and continued work as a leader in strengthening our families, workplaces and communities. What you have done and continue to do is valued.”

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley was invited to attend; however, he had other obligations and instead sent along a letter thanking residents for their contributions to Canada and to Sarnia, and for helping to create a city that is caring, compassionate and collaborative.

“In addition to raising money, contributing gifts and a lending a hand, our residents are always great to put a smile on someone’s face,” Cataford says. “I can always count on a good moment at any time of the day when I exchange words with our residents. They are inspiring and a great pleasure to work with.”

This story was provided to the Steeves & Rozema Group by Axiom News and originally appeared on the S&R Today website. Republished with permission.

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