Eva M.

London, ON
Nominated by Lynda McNabb

Volunteered for:

Kensington Village

Length of Service:

15 hours per month for 30 years

Volunteered for:

Day Springs Church

Length of Service:

15 hours per month for 20 years

Volunteered for:

Royalcliffe

Length of Service:

15 hours per month for 4 years

February 27, 2014

I have had the privilege of knowing Eva since the early 1990's. Her husband and her started to volunteer by providing a bible study program for the seniors at Kensington Village. Before that, Eva has been volunteering since her early 20's. Prior to my meeting with Eva I understand her and her husband (now deceased) started doing volunteer work in 1980 once he retired. When we asked Eva to provide a bible study program for those seniors who suffered from forms of dementia she put together a flannel graph board and that is how she would share her ministry with those who required more visual cues. Eva has played the piano and organ for sing a longs at Kensington Village Nursing/Retirement Residence, Richmond Woods Nursing/Retirement. and followed me to The Royalcliffe Retirement Residence to offer music to this home as well. Eva assisted me in organizing a choir in the Nursing Home where we went from 10 people to a chapel full. To this day she is still going to Kensington and playing for the choir practices. She plays music at Kensington Village on Sunday afternoon for a hymn sing, on Monday morning for the dementia care unit and on Tuesday afternoon for the sing a long and choir. Up until the end of this past year she played weekly for Richmond Woods. Twice a month she shares her musical talents at The Royalcliffe. Eva was always available to assist at the Celebration of Life services. While Eva was a volunteer under my direction at Kensington Village she was one of the most compassionate and caring individuals with those in a palliative care situation and her support for the families is noteworthy. She absolutely loves people and life. She assists at the Day Springs church playing piano. Eva also helps with social gatherings with a group in her apartment building where they get together to celebrate special events such as the Valentine dinner, July 1st, New Years party etc. She participates in a retired minister and spouse luncheon. Eva always can be counted on when baking is needed at the church for coffee hour. She has met many families from other countries and continues to meet with them and host a tea or take them out for lunch. Eva continues to stay active in a missionary group at New St. James Church. Eva is so deserving of receiving this distinguished award.

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The National Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $5,000 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. Each Local Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $500 donation. All Winners will receive a certificate and a spot in the Contest’s “Wall of Fame” here on SaluteToSeniorService.ca in recognition of their outstanding service.

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