Peninsula Villages celebrates its volunteers

Volunteers from Peninsula Villages received service awards

Local retirement village, Peninsula Villages, has celebrated the work of its volunteers at a luncheon held at Ettalong Diggers last week.

Members of the Board, outgoing and incoming CEOs, and Executive team members were in attendance as the volunteers enjoyed a two-course meal, speeches, and a presentation of their service awards.

CEO of Peninsula Villages, Shane Neaves, said the volunteers are an integral part of the team at the Umina-Beach centre.

“Volunteers are such an important part of our industry, particularly in helping us to provide the full spectrum of care to our residents,” Neaves said.

“Our volunteers fill roles that are many and varied, including spiritual support, social support, assistance with our internal Wellbeing program, delivering community meals, and assisting at reception.

“We also have volunteers come directly from local community groups, like the Peninsula Ukelele Players and the Threshold Choir.

“Our residents love spending time with the volunteers and in turn, our volunteers love brightening the lives of our residents.

“We wanted to make sure we recognised that, and this luncheon was our small way of giving back to a group of people who have given so much, both of their time and their love, to our Village.”

Maisy Rae