• Janet Hill: 2021 Volunteer of the Year

    Janet Hill: 2021 Volunteer of the Year

    Join us in congratulating Resthaven Aberfoyle Park volunteer, Janet Hill, who, on Friday 22 October, was announced as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the 2021 Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) awards.

    Manager Volunteer Services, Stacey Thompson, says, ‘This is a wonderful recognition of Janet’s talents, skills and tremendous support.’lady receiving award from man

    Janet is pictured above with Lifestyle Coordinator, Nav Kaur, celebrating her well-deserved award win.

    ‘Janet shares her artistic talents with people living, working and volunteering with Resthaven Aberfoyle Park and encourages creative expression of individuals and groups.’

    ‘The corridors, walls, windows, event and activity spaces have never looked better, often adorned with themed and festive displays.’

    ‘Mother’s Day saw hundreds of handmade paper flowers on the windows, creating a kaleidoscope of patterns and colour reflected on the floors and walls. These formed an internal ‘meadow’ for all who strolled through.’

    ‘In February, Paris came to Resthaven Aberfoyle Park with handmade paper flower creations, the Eiffel tower and champagne.’

    lady at function‘For each creation, there is a hive of activity, focus, determination and chatter, with each item created with residents and volunteers and enjoyed by even more.’

    ‘Janet epitomises volunteering. We wish we could nominate all volunteers. This award is a celebration of volunteering and making a difference.’

    ‘We thank Resthaven’s volunteers for all that they do, and welcome new volunteers to our team.’

    Go to Volunteer – Resthaven for details.

    Established in 1935, Resthaven is a South Australian not-for-profit aged care community service associated with the Uniting Church in Australia.

    Every day, Resthaven shares the lives and wisdom of older people and their carers, opening doors to the full range of aged care service options available.

    Services are provided throughout metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murraylands, Riverland, Fleurieu Peninsula, lower Barossa region and the Limestone Coast of South Australia.

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