Year-Old Rose Still
Blooms as Volunteer
Helping Daily Bread to Rise
In support of the Heart and Stroke
Foundation, Revera’s Hillside Manor
in Stratford, Ont., took part in the
annual Heartburn Day. The fundraiser
was a chili cook-off, with over 40 local
chefs showcasing their recipes.
Hillside Manor staff and resident
volunteers prepared the food, and
won a “Best in the Business” award.
It’s a great cause,” says Janet
Good, Recreation Manager. “We’ve
participated in the fundraiser since
it began, and everyone always
looks forward to the planning and
Twice a month for 20 years, Rose
Rostek has pitched in with the
monthly mass and rosary services
at Revera’s Maples Care Centre in
Winnipeg, Man. That’s impressive
for any volunteer – let alone one who
recently turned 100!
Rose is the oldest volunteer at Maples;
her sister Lena, at 95, is the second
oldest. “If that’s where your heart
is, you can do it forever,” say Kim
Polten, Recreation Manager/Volunteer
Coordinator. “There’s no age limit on
caring and giving.”
Residents from Revera’s Kennedy
Lodge in Scarborough, Ont., hit the
road to fundraise for the Daily Bread
Food Bank. Kennedy Lodge staff and
local students accompanied and
supported the residents for a Wheel-
Walk-a-Thon that included a lively
loop around the neighbourhood.
The tour was followed by a barbecue lunch featuring the upbeat
sounds of a steel band. The event collected 1,000 pounds of
food, while raising awareness about the important role seniors
play in community support.
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