Lucheon PictureLeominster –On May 3, 2019, Montachusett Home Care held its annual appreciation event to thank the volunteers who serve the agency. A luncheon, prepared and served by students enrolled in the Culinary Program, was held at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg.

The volunteers’ unselfish service and dedication supports the agency’s mission to provide comprehensive information and quality services so that older people, individuals with disabilities, and their families are empowered to make personalized choices to ensure a life of dignity, safety and respect.

The volunteer Board of Directors of Montachusett Home Care provide ongoing direction, guidance, and oversight to ensure the agency’s mission is being fulfilled. Volunteers for Ombudsman Program provide advocacy for residents of rest and nursing homes.  Volunteers for the Money Management Program help those individuals who have difficulty managing their finances.  Volunteers in the Medical Escort/Companion Program provide transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping assistance, and serve as friendly visitors to provide much needed socialization to those who live alone.

Lori A. Richardson, CEO, honored the attendees for their many years of volunteer service, emphasizing the transformative power volunteers have in the lives of those they serve. She noted the agency was formed 45 years ago by volunteers.  She also recognized the combined years of service from current volunteers at the agency totaled over 500 years.  Of the seventy-two volunteers who serve the agency, thirty have continually served from five to nineteen years, and six have served for more than twenty years.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact MHCC at 978-537-7411 for more information.