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Cheers to our Volunteers!

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014

imageIn 2014, PPh’s dedicated volunteers have completed approximately 41,000 volunteer hours. This vast amount of hours has saved us nearly $375,000 in labor costs, savings we are able to direct towards enhancing programs and services for the benefit of our residents. To show our appreciation for our volunteers, our Volunteer Coordinator, Carol Cherrington, organizes an annual volunteer tea party.

This year’s event took place on December 11th in our Social Hall. Carol presented our Volunteer of the Year award to Rosemary Clark, a charismatic woman who fully immersed herself in the numerous volunteer opportunities at PPh just days after moving in to her independent living apartment last year. It is individuals like Rosemary who truly embody the values and culture that make PPh such a friendly and caring environment.

The afternoon also included a raffle for twelve beautiful poinsettia plants and some words of appreciation from both Carol and Anthony Manzo, our President and CEO. Mr. and Mrs. Claus (an aptly disguised Barry Fineman and Bill Conaway) even stopped by for pictures and fun with a snowman (Fran Bojazi) and Christmas tree (Catherine Gephart).

It is our hope that all of the volunteers in attendance had a wonderful time enjoying an afternoon of laughter and entertainment as they relaxed and enjoyed some Christmas-themed cheer. image image image image

What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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