Eighty-two-year-old Kelowna resident Joy Kutcher has been honoured for her volunteer work at the Easter Seals Camp Winfield and has donated her $500 prize to the camp for disabled children.
Kutcher was named B.C.’s winner of the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service award.
Kutcher was recognized for her dedicated community service for over 40 years, including her work at Easter Seals Camp in Winfield, Lioness Club, Kelowna Cancer Society and Interior Health Well baby clinic. She is involved with a long-term care facility at the cancer clinic where she is known for giving a sense of security and comfort to those who are coming for treatment or diagnosis.
As a provincial winner, Kutcher earned $500 for her charity of choice – donated by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Kutcher also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on SalutetoSeniorService.ca, where her nomination story has been posted.
She donated the money the Easter Seals Camp Winfield.
“Joy represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Don Henke, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Kelowna. “She has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Joy.”
For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service program or to download the “give back” resource sheets, visit SalutetoSeniorService.ca.