For 15 years, Roy and Norma Clark were medical
missionaries in Africa, he a doctor and she a
public health nurse. Upon returning to Canada,
they devoted countless hours to a church in
Collingwood, Ont., that Roy founded. The couple,
who live at Revera’s Appleby Place in Burlington,
Ont., share their views about service.
1.
Find little ways to make a difference.
Roy makes
a habit of pushing in a chair for one woman in the
dining room. “Somebody said ‘You’re a gentleman.’
No, I just saw she needed help,” he says.
2.
You never know where kindness leads.
Norma
recalls offering a young girl in Ethiopia her first hot
bath: “She never felt clean.” That simple gesture
gave the girl a new sense of importance.
3.
Love is the answer.
Give family care and
compassion, they say, and that affects how you
treat others.
SHOWING KINDNESS
advice from
a resident
Volunteers Shine
at Parkwood Manor
At Revera’s Parkwood Manor in
Coquitlam, B.C., volunteers are a huge
part of the success of the community.
To thank them, Parkwood Manor held
a volunteer’s appreciation dinner.
Almost 50 volunteers attended. Each
left with a personalized star, and
the volunteers who’ve been with the
residence for over 10 years received a
beautiful star trophy. Thanks to all the
stars for helping to make Parkwood
Manor shine.
Carnival for a
Cause
Revera’s Trafalgar Lodge in Oakville,
Ont., came up big for their local
hospital. The community hosted a
carnival fundraiser – everything from
a face painter to a barbecue to a steel
drum band – to generate support for
the Oakville Hospital Foundation. A
raffle and silent auction added to
the $1,000 total. Thanks to all of
the sponsors, volunteers, residents,
family members and local community
members for their generosity.
Living on
the Edge
Imagine looking out at the city
from 356 metres up. One resident
at Revera’s Leaside in Toronto,
Ont., had that adventure on the
CN Tower’s EdgeWalk, a gift from
his grandchildren and great-
granddaughter. “We put our feet on
the edge and leaned back over – it
was amazing!” says Ray Shaver.
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