NATIONAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK
April 13 – 17, 2015
Volunteers serve the needs of patients, residents and clients in ways that enhance existing services or provide a broader range of services. Volunteers provide an important link between clients and their communities. Volunteers contribute their unique talents, skills and knowledge of their communities to provide personalized attention to clients. This contributes to improved quality of life, enhanced advocacy, promotion of wellness, and greater social enrichment.
You are encouraged to support all volunteers by wishing them well and letting them know what a great job they are doing in our programs and facilities!
BUILDING BRIDGES IN OUR COMMUNITIES!
Prairie North Health Region celebrates the contributions of our many volunteers throughout our urban and rural facilities and programs:
Lloydminster & Area: Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 pm, Legacy Centre, Lloydminster
The Battlefords & Area: Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, North Battleford
Meadow Lake & Area: Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm, Sergent Hall, 401 – 3 Ave East, Meadow Lake
National Volunteer Appreciation Week is a time for all of us to pause and celebrate the energy and commitment of volunteers. Volunteering is the lifeblood of Canadian communities. It provides us with a sense of connectedness and well-being. It allows us to participate in nurturing our environments, connecting people for good purposes and causes. It allows us to give of ourselves, share our wealth, and express our human values of community and caring while finding solutions to shared challenges. Volunteering helps us build better, stronger, healthier communities.
Prairie North Health Region's Vision Statement, “Healthy People. Healthy Communities”, is supported and enhanced by the activities of our volunteers. Volunteers help through sharing their time and talents, keeping people connected to their communities during times of illness, change and aging. Their work supports self-esteem, encourages recovery, lessens re-admission for services, and makes possible the purchase of patient comfort items, services and equipment.
In volunteerism lies the possibility of making a difference, in your life and the life of someone else, and in the life of your community!
For more information and to find out how you can join PNHR's outstanding corps of volunteers, contact:
PNHR Volunteer & Spiritual Services
Darlene Kingwell, Manager of Volunteer & Spiritual Servivces, 306-446-6892
Denise Schmidt, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Home Care, Battlefords
Sarah Kettle, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Lloydminster
Michelle Willick, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Meadow Lake