Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

The Council on Aging held its 30th annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon at the Kane Center on March 26.  Over 160 of the Council’s 450+ volunteers attended the luncheon, which was served to them by Council on Aging staff members and volunteers from event sponsor Stuart Lodge Assisted Living.  Additional sponsors included WellCare and Michael Tommeraas, Financial Advisor with Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC.  The event featured a delicious lunch cooked in the Kane’s kitchen, prizes, a poetic celebration of the Council’s 40th year of service and special recognition for volunteers who had reached milestones of 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of continuous service. 

Poetic Celebration of Volunteers

Our Fabulous Volunteers
by Mary Jones

We’ve come a long way in 40 years
From 5 to 400 volunteers
From picking up meals under a tree
To the most beautiful building you ever did see

We couldn’t deliver meals without all of you
Who take seriously everything you do
You check on seniors and make them smile
And often go the extra mile

Some of you help to make cold packs
In our commercial kitchen in the back
To fill fruit cups and wrap the bread
At 6 a.m. when you could be in bed

From 12 seniors in our first adult day care
To 70 seniors with room to spare
The volunteers are always willing to give   
Their time, their talents and their skills

The Bistro’s run by volunteers
Who make the coffee and serve the meals
And special events couldn’t be run
Without volunteers who get things done

Office volunteers answer the phones
And do our work like it’s their own
They copy and file and they ensure
That all our guests get a tour

When a big mailing needs to be done
The super stuffers come in a run
They stamp and stuff and put labels on
They talk and laugh till the work is done

We’ve grown a lot in 40 years
But one thing hasn’t changed about our volunteers
They’re ready to help whenever we call
And always willing to give their all


Openings Now Available in Our Adult Day Club!

Openings are now available in our Adult Day Club.  To learn more or schedule a personal tour, call 772-223-7843 today!

Kane House Calls - Bringing Quality Medical Care Home to You!

If it's difficult for you to get to the doctor, the Day Medical Center will send a team member to you. Our House Calls program is now available for those who qualify.  
Call 772-223-7864 to learn more!