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Epworth Manor recognizes volunteers

Volunteer appreciation Recently, Epworth Manor recognized its volunteers at an appreciation celebration. Representing some of the volunteers, first row, from left: Norma Jean Wertz, Jesse Hockenberry, Velda McCoy and Mike Bequeath. Back row: Margi Grove, Faye Snyder, Jane Fink and Carol Ayers, Epworth Manor Volunteer Coordinator. Those volunteers who reached over 300 hours of service included Bequeath, Grove, Snyder and Fink. (The Daily Herald/Christina Pryor)

Nearly 15,000 hours of volunteer service for Epworth Manor, and more importantly, the volunteers who provided those hours, were recognized as part of the annual Volunteer Appreciation Celebration held over the weekend.
The event, hosted by the residents, associates and administrators of Epworth Manor honored the 166 individuals who gave unselfishly of their time to serve as volunteers in the past year.
“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 presented 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.
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.