Monday, June 08, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Senior of the Year Announced

The Senior of the Year award, sponsored by Kenny's Pond Retirement Living, recognizes an outstanding senior who is making a difference in our community through leadership, volunteering, or improving the quality of life for our citizens through community involvement in a variety of activities such as music, sport, recreation, art, or community service. 
 
It is with great pleasure that  we announce and acknowledge the Senior of the Year for 2020: Margaret Thorne.
 
This inspirational lady is 94 years young and has dedicated every week for the last 14 years to volunteering at Saint Luke’s Home. She provides support to the residents during meal time, helping with prayer service and to watering plants. During Christmas, Margaret and her friends will go above and beyond to provide the residents that don’t have much with a gift bag on behalf of St. Vincent De Paul. She also offers volunteer time by helping with church services in her community and food banks at Corpus Christi Parish. Margaret travels by foot everywhere she goes and keeps a smile on her face while she does it. 
 
Thank you, Margaret, for the great service you provide to the City of St. John’s. Once more health related restrictions are lifted, members of the Seniors Advisory Committee will present this award to Mrs. Thorne. 
 
This year the City also wants to recognize the other amazing nominees for their volunteer efforts:
  • Janice Baird has made a significant impact to many diverse organizations: Girl Guides, Health Sciences Centre, St. Vincent De Paul, and as a City Ambassador to name a few. Thanks go to Janice for her continued support.
  • James Collins has been volunteering for the last 25 years bringing music to seniors in long term/personal care homes, at the Shea Heights Folk Festival and to patients at Daffodil Place. Thanks to James for bringing the joy of music to so many every day. 
Thank-you to all of those volunteers who continue to contribute greatly to many organizations, communities, and neighborhoods during COVID-19. This uncertain time has been made better due to your continued support and the generosity of your time.