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Apr 11, 2019

Revera thanks volunteers for lifting their communities during National Volunteer Week

Volunteers dedicate 22,500 hours to Revera residents in 2018
Revera funds 2400 employee volunteer hours to Habitat for Humanity Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON – April 11, 2019 – During National Volunteer Week, Revera celebrates the valuable contributions that volunteers make in lifting the lives of residents in long term care homes and retirement residences across Canada.
 
Revera is also proud to support their employees who give their time to organizations and causes in local communities. These efforts are consistent with Volunteer Canada’s 2019 theme for National Volunteer Week —
The Volunteer Factor: Lifting Communities—which reflects the important role volunteers play in building and supporting their communities.  
 
“Revera thanks the thousands of volunteers who come to our homes and residences across Canada each year. By choosing to volunteer with us you are making a real difference in the lives of our residents,” said Thomas Wellner, Revera’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “At Revera, volunteers are important members of our extended family, offering friendship, support and a meaningful connection to the larger community. Whether supporting recreation activities, helping at special events or offering companionship, these meaningful acts of kindness lift the lives of residents and staff alike.”
 
“I also want to recognize our employees, many of whom are active volunteers, giving their time to local organizations in their communities and to Revera’s charity of choice, Habitat for Humanity,” added Wellner.
 
Volunteers at Revera:
Long Term Care – Revera thanks the over 3,000 volunteers who gave over 14,000 hours of their time improving the lives of older adults in long term care in 2018.
 
Retirement Living - Revera truly appreciates the over 900 volunteers who gave over 8,500 hours of their time to spend time with older adults in retirement residences in 2018.
 
In total, almost 4,000 volunteers gave over 22,000 hours of their time lifting the lives of our residents – and our staff - in 2018.
 
Revera employees volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Build Days
In 2018, 331 Revera employees contributed 2,400 volunteer hours on Habitat Canada build sites, which is the equivalent of about $70,000 worth of staff time donated across Canada.
 
Call for volunteers:
Please join us!  We welcome adults of all ages looking for a way to give back to their community and high school students seeking a rewarding way to earn their volunteer hours. It only takes one-to-two hours a week to make a big impact.
 
We are always looking for new volunteers to take part in a variety of activities and opportunities, including:
 
  • Assisting with recreation programs and events
  • Participating in or leading organized programs and clubs
  • Developing relationships and visiting with older adults
 
For more information about volunteering at Revera, please visit reveraliving.com/volunteer or call your local Revera long term care home or retirement residence and speak to the Recreation staff.
 
About Revera
Revera is a leading Canadian-owned and headquartered owner, investor, developer and operator in the senior living sector. Through its portfolio of partnerships, Revera owns or operates more than 500 properties across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, serving more than 55,000 seniors. The company offers seniors’ apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care and long term care. With approximately 50,000 employees dedicated to providing exceptional care and service, Revera is helping seniors live life to the fullest. Through Age is More, Revera is committed to challenging ageism, the company’s social cause of choice. Find out more at ReveraLiving.com, Facebook.com/ReveraInc or on Twitter @Revera_Inc.
 

For further information please contact:
Larry Roberts
Revera Inc.
289-997-5721
Larry.Roberts@reveraliving.com
 
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