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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

April 19, 2012—In celebration of National Volunteer Week, held this year from April 15-21, APD hosted a volunteer recognition/appreciation dinner on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

More than 60 volunteers, auxilians and invited guests attended the event, which celebrates and acknowledges their extraordinary efforts. “Our volunteers are very much-appreciated and are vital to the success of APD,” states Peggy Cooper, Volunteer Services Coordinator. “They assist in carrying out day-to-day tasks, operating the gift shop and enhancing the quality of the services that APD provides to the community.

Guest speaker Julie Dunfey (left), Producer for acclaimed film maker Ken Burns’ Florentine Films, spoke about and gave the APD volunteers a sneak peak of the new PBS documentary The Dust Bowl.

APD volunteers, ranging in age from young adults to senior citizens, dedicated over 6,500 volunteer hours during the fiscal year 2011. These hours are the equivalent of $138,385. in donated manpower.

A special THANK YOU to our dedicated Volunteers and Auxilians for all the work they’ve done over the past year. Their support helps us ensure that every patient, resident and visitor feels like part of the APD family.

Group Photo: APD Volunteers Ellie Sullivan, Grace Kehoe, Maree Lagasse and Nancy Scovner (left to right) celebrate at the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner.