A caregiver shows a tremendous amount of love, support, and dedication for the person they are caring for. Just like the loved ones they care for, caregivers also need support and a break to maintain their own health and well-being.
On Wednesday, June 13th, Volunteer Services hosted a Caregivers Tea to show appreciation for all of the caregivers of patients and clients at Providence Care Hospital. Caregivers were treated to high tea, scones, and a variety of goodies. Complimentary massages were also offered by students at Trillium College. Most importantly, they took a few moments to rest, relax, and enjoy some conversation.
Janet Hunter, Director of Volunteer Services at Providence Care assisted with coordinating the event. “We are so blessed to have volunteers who give so much to our patients, clients and their families. This tea was one of our volunteers ideas, Beryl Dodd” said Janet.
Beryl volunteers in the gift shop at Providence Care Hospital. Janet explained that gift shop volunteers do much more than sell items in the gift shop. Quite often, they are a listening ear and give support and hugs to those that need it.
Beryl said, “I have been a caregiver, so I know how hard it is at times. This event was an opportunity to do something for them, to show them that we care for them as well.” The feedback from caregivers who attended the event was overwhelming, many being brought to tears from sharing their stories.
Providence Care would like to thank the amazing volunteers who assisted with the event and to Trillium College for helping our caregivers take some time to pamper themselves.