Once per week, Diane Silverthorne commutes 90 minutes to Winnipeg from her home at Hillside Beach to volunteer at Victoria Lifeline. Victoria Lifeline is Manitoba's number one medical alert service, providing thousands of clients with the security of innovative fall prevention technology.
For many of us, the holidays are a joyous time spent with loved ones. But for low income and isolated older adults in our community, the holiday season can be a difficult time of year.
Human beings are social creatures. It is often the relationships we have with each other that give life meaning and purpose. As John Donne famously wrote in 1624, "No man is an island, entire of itself." Simply put, we need each other.
On September 13, approximately 275 guests attended our 3rd Annual Miracle Garden Party in support of Mental Health. Sponsors, supporters and guests of this extraordinary evening raised an incredible $113,000. The net proceeds will be invested in mental health initiatives at Victoria Hospital.
Our Victoria Lifeline volunteers were honoured for their extraordinary dedication to helping Manitobans lead safe and independent lives at the 35th Annual Volunteer Awards.