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15,000 hours of volunteer service to be recognized by Epworth Manor

Nearly 15,000 hours of volunteer service for Epworth Manor, and more importantly, the volunteers who provided those hours, will be recognized as part of the community’s upcoming annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration.
The event, hosted by the residents, associates and administrators of Epworth Manor, is scheduled for Saturday, March 29 at 9 a.m. and will honor the 166 individuals who gave unselfishly of their time to serve as volunteers in the past year.
The theme of this year’s Volunteer Appreciation Celebration is “Epworth Manor Volunteers, Priceless Treasures”.
Entertainment at the celebration will be provided by accordionist Mario Crocetti.
“We are thankful for our volunteers and the wide variety of services they provide, including transporting residents to therapy sessions and activity programs, assisting the beautician and barber, and helping our residents during meal times just to name a few,” said Epworth Manor Volunteer Coordinator Carol Ayers.
Ayers will present gifts of appreciation to each volunteer at the celebration.
During the past year, these volunteers provided 14,818 hours of service to the residents of Epworth Manor.
Examples of Epworth Manor’s volunteer services include: mending residents’ clothing, conducting Bible study groups, working in the community’s greenhouse, as well as personal activities such as accompanying residents on shopping trips and outings or just spending social time with them.
Some student volunteers are a part of the Health Tech program, Tyrone Middle School Student Council and the Honor Society of Tyrone Area High School.
“We recognize the importance of our volunteers and their commitment to bring happiness to our residents, which in turn helps fulfill our mission of service to seniors. This celebration helps express our appreciation to our volunteers for the countless hours of service they provide,” added Robin Stern, executive director.
Anyone who is interested in making a difference in the life of someone at Epworth Manor by serving as a volunteer should contact Carol Ayers at 684-0320.