Because time is our most precious resource, taking a few minutes out of a busy day to spend with someone who could use a helping hand or a kind ear is one of the most compassionate things a person can do. The Great Connections our team members and volunteers create with residents are an essential part of what makes our communities welcoming, vibrant and stimulating places that everyone can be proud to call home. This is the story of one team member who makes volunteering a family affair!

Celtic Court in Sydney, Nova Scotia, is very lucky to have a truly inspiring Continuing Care Assistant named Hannah Gouthro. Not only is she a wonderful team member, but she gets the whole family involved! Two members of her extended family and dog are such regular volunteers that the home’s Recreation Programmer made volunteer badges for them. Whether it’s a hug, a laugh, a craft or just a smile to brighten someone’s day, residents always enjoy their visits and look forward to seeing them again.