Community Care’s Apsley service office was honoured to accept the 2022 Community Volunteer of the Year Award from the Township of North Kawartha at the recent Peterborough County Recognition Awards Ceremony hosted by at the Township of Cavan Monaghan's new arena.
It proudly showcases the certificate presented to them by Mayor Carolyn Amottye and Councillor Jim Whelan at its office on Burleigh Street in Apsley.
“North Kawartha recognized the efforts of our staff, volunteers and donors who supported the community through the loss of its only grocery store,” said Katie Bryck – Community Care’s Community Development Coordinator in Apsley. “Our Be A Lifeline campaign provided enhanced support to residents throughout this Township to ensure that they had access to food sources.”
Apsley area volunteers went above and beyond, supporting clients and local residents by providing additional transportation to grocery stores in Bancroft and Lakefield. They also did many grocery shopping trips for clients with limited mobility, delivering the groceries they needed directly to their homes. They also ensured that Meals on Wheels was not disrupted and that freezers were full during the winter months.
“This award is dedicated to our kind, generous and dedicated volunteers,” said Bryck. “We appreciate all our volunteers continue to do for our community and we cannot thank them enough! Thank you, Township of North Kawartha and Peterborough County for this recognition award, we humbly accept it on their behalf.”
Last year, Community Care served 6,233 individuals with in-home support services that allowed them to remain safely in their own homes throughout Peterborough County and over 150 of these clients resided in the Township of North Kawartha.
Pictured above: (L-R) Some Community Care volunteers in Apsley and North Kawartha accepting certificate to display in their space. Cathy Leard, Chris Evans, Holly Hilker, Mary Hall and Sue McKinlay.
For more information about Community Care’s services in North Kawartha, please contact Katie Bryck at 705-656-4589 or visit www.commcareptbo.org.