Commitment, passion, energy, flexibility, creativity and, above all, reliability — these are just some of the qualities that make up a truly great volunteer.
To that end, Lifetime magazine, produced by the Vancouver Courier, is launching its second annual Senior Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by Opal by Element Lifestyle Retirement Community.
The award was created to recognize seniors who exemplify those qualities and use them to help others, whether that’s teaching a class, working a till at a thrift store, cooking, knitting, helping out at a community centre, well, you name it. Lifetime is dedicated to baby boomers and seniors living in Vancouver.
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In 2016, the winner was Lorna Gibbs, founding member and president of the Southeast Vancouver Seniors' Centre Society. Through her work on a variety of seniors' programs, services and issues, Gibbs has changed the lives of many seniors and inspired even more to contribute to their community.
In 2014, Gibbs was rewarded for her efforts to bring all three levels of government together when funding was secured to build a much-needed seniors centre in South Vancouver.
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