Madelyne is an 18 year old Senior and Marissa is a 15 year old Sophomore at Greater Johnstown High School. They have been actively volunteering at Arbutus Park Manor for 3 years. They have participated in Home For The Holiday’s, Pumpkinfest, Personal Care Unit Tours, and the Health and Wellness Expos.
Which volunteering activity has been your favorite?
Madelyne- My favorite activity so far has been the Independent Residents Game Nights. I especially enjoyed the Valentine’s event the “Not So Newlywed” game. It was so much fun seeing everyone let loose and have fun, and being honest about their relationships!
Marissa- Probably the Home For The Holidays “Cookies with Santa”. It was cute to see all of the residents enjoying their cookies and seeing their eyes light up when Santa knew their names.
Why did you decide to volunteer at Arbutus?
Madelyne- I am a member of the National Honors Society, and I am required to do community service acts, but I also enjoy volunteering and making a difference in my community and the world. My mom is also the marketing consultant at Arbutus, and she helped me get started volunteering and getting to know the residents.
Marissa- I enjoy making a difference in the lives of seniors in my community and seeing all of the happiness I bring to the people at Arbutus.