Many prospective retirees are in the process of deciding where the proper location for them to start their golden years. Individuals who expect to keep up with their active lifestyles may go to a community where all their favorite hobbies are available to them. However, an important aspect in a community for some may be the staff and the caregivers.
In Alberta, Canada, many senior care volunteers were recently awarded for their work in helping and aiding elderly people. Bob Barker of Drayton Valley was recognized for developing a wellness program for seniors, which now has over 700 participants, according to Canada Views.
Henry Dick from Linden was awarded for volunteering his services to a local assisted living facility and doing the maintenance jobs, including mowing the lawn, shovelling the snow and gardening. In addition, Robert Lochhead from Turner Valley was acknowledged for his long career in helping seniors, the news source reports.
According to the Dispatch, caregivers were educated in the proper ways of taking care of seniors at a lunch in Davidson, North Carolina. Caregivers and volunteers like these may be the types that retirees would like to surround themselves with.