(Beverly Ensey, Nancy Baker and Pat Bennett and Moulton Clark)
Cathedral Square Volunteers Finding Happiness in the Service of Others
Cathedral Square Honors Their Volunteers
In the spirit of recognizing our great team of volunteers, Cathedral Square held its 5th Annual Volunteer Luncheon on Friday, June 5, 2015 at St. John Vianney in South Burlington, VT. Our dedicated volunteers put in over 14,696 hours of volunteer service in 2014, serving our 1,100 residents across Chittenden and Franklin counties.
At the celebration, our guests were treated to a gourmet lunch of fine locally sourced deli meats and cheeses, assortments of salads, and delicious strawberry shortcake. To top off the event, Mark Shelton, aka Elvis, got everyone’s fingers snapping, toes tapping and blue suede shoes moving on the dance floor!
The celebration gave seasoned volunteers a chance to visit with new volunteers who have just begun to reap the benefits of sharing their time and services with our residents. The overwhelming sentiment was that the benefit of volunteering is a mutual one, bringing as much pleasure to the giver as it does to the recipient.
Our volunteers come to us from all over the state, answering the call to help with projects and programs initiated by our Support and Services at Home (SASH) Coordinators. Whether it’s a one time opportunity to assist a resident with organizing their paperwork, to ongoing commitments such as offering computer lessons, our volunteers are there! We are also extremely fortunate to have local organizations “adopt” Cathedral Square as their organizations Community Outreach Initiative.
Cathedral Square is already setting its sights on the next celebration in 2016 and we hope you can join us. If you are interested in volunteering your time and sharing your skills with our residents, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Alpert at 802-859-8819
About Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square Corporation (CSC) is a non-profit organization created in 1977. CSC develops and operates communities for seniors and individuals with special needs. For over 38 years, Cathedral Square has lived up to its mission of “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging”, providing housing with supportive services to over 1,127 residents. As an advocate for a system that better serves the long term care needs of Vermonters, Cathedral Square Corporation administers the SASH (Support And Services at Home) program statewide as part of Vermont’s Blueprint for Health. SASH serves 4,400 Vermonters. Today, CSC owns and/or manages 28 housing communities, each uniquely designed to provide safe and secure apartments at an affordable price.