Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

How can you properly say thank you to the most faithful, selfless, compassionate and kind group of people who give of their time each month to volunteer at Surrey Place?   Surrey Place hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon today to honor the many wonderful volunteers who visit  and enrich the lives of our elders.  Many of the volunteers shared about how blessed they were to be a part of the Surrey Place family (many have been faithfully coming to volunteer for well over a decade).  Some started volunteering back in the ’80s when Surrey Place was built.  Over and over again we listened with pride as we heard that the atmosphere at Surrey was very homelike and that the staff were very compassionate and loving. We heard that one of the main reasons they continue to come and volunteer is that they felt that they made a difference in the lives of the elders. These are very special people–faithful people, as our Chaplain Shanna Kirby spoke about as she thanked the many churches who visit regularly.   One of the volunteers said that she comes to encourage and uplift the elders, but realized early on that she was the one being encouraged and uplifted.  Special thanks to our Dietary Department for the fabulous meal and a special thanks to Ms. Amanda and Ms. Emily for making the very thoughtful gifts.