“Here at The Hartford Retirement Residence we celebrate our seniors everyday,” said Julianne Swindells, general manager.
But on October 1, Hartford staff and local dignitaries gathered on National Seniors Day to recognized the contributions of the Hartford’s resident volunteers.
South Dundas Steven Byvelds read the Mayoral Proclamation and local MPP Jim McDonell handed out scrolls to the honoured residents who were also provided with certificates of recognition, on behalf of MP Guy Lauzon by his representative Eric Duncan, who is also Warden for SDG and mayor of North Dundas.
Twenty people were rewarded for their volunteerism ranging from help with various activities and events, food preparations within the Hartford Community.
Some were recognized for their ambassadorship and others for the help with community events and services like Meals on Wheels and knitting for newborns.
October 1, communities across Canada joined together to recognize National Seniors Day. National Seniors Day focuses on celebrating and recognizing the contributions made by seniors to better their communities, families and workplaces.
Recognized at the Hartford were; Ruth Fetterly, Nelda Brown, Esther Allin, Ellen McKeown, Ena Douglas, Madge Lewis, Luva Irven, John Darling, Ethel Caldwell, Margaret Innes, Delores Wells, Doris Thompson, Vivian Holmes, Wanda Storto, Lois Grant, Stella Haystead, Barbara Bern and Inez Bilmer. Eileen Tuckey and Dawn Froats were also recognized posthumously.