Volunteers Honored at Quarry Hill
CAMDEN, Me., May 2, 2014 –The efforts of more than 100 residents and others who donated their time and talents to the betterment of Quarry Hill in 2013 were highlighted as the Camden community held its annual Volunteer Recognition Tea, April 29.
Addressing those in attendance, interim executive director Mary Sargent praised volunteers’ ability to roll with the punches. “When you agree to volunteer, you never know what will happen. And that’s the fun of it,” she said.
Activities director and coordinator of volunteers Noreen Clark added generosity, understanding, empathy, compassion, patience, and dedication to the list of attributes associated with serial givers. “You all have shown all these qualities and so much more,” she told the volunteers.
Several of the residents who attended the event spoke about their pro bono experiences . Mary Carlson, who last winter began playing piano for her neighbors several evenings each week, thanked those who’d encouraged her to play. “It’s been therapeutic for me during a difficult year,” she said. Another resident, expert seamstress Carol Wardell said she’s “glad to help my neighbors out” by mending and altering clothes.
Rockport retiree Phil Cucinotta began his volunteer career at Quarry Hill running the Anderson Inn gift shop; now he’s “Coach Phil,” offering weekly Wii bowling and golf sessions for growing numbers of enthusiastic residents.
“The little rewards you get [from volunteering] really make you feel good,” he said.
Attendees received specially boxed cupcakes as added thanks for their good works.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Quarry Hill, please call volunteer coordinator Noreen Clark at 230-6250 or check our website.
Quarry Hill is Midcoast Maine's premier extended-care community for adults age 55-plus. Offering convenient in-town living amid the privacy of 26 landscaped acres, Quarry Hill features independent and assisted living, secure assisted living for those with memory impairment, short-term nursing care and rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care.
For more information about Quarry Hill, call 230-6116 or visit www.quarryhill.org.