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FOCUS - DECEMBER 2015 35 Wishing everyone a very happy holiday season I N S U R A N C E Your Protection is our Policy 905-985-8416 Steve Jenn and the staff of Taylor Forder Insurance up groups to enrich the lives of herself her children and others such as Ladies Take a Break and church groups. Ive done a little bit of everything she says. But she doesnt want to be patted on the back. The recent recipient of Scugog Community Cares Lifetime MembershipAward for volunteerismAnn doesnt want to be painted as a goody or a hero. I have friends who do way more than I do Ann empha- sized. Im just one of many volunteers. This is what makes this town so wonderful. In Port Perry what is donated and given in time money and effort is unbelievable. As a volun- teer you get way more out of it than you put into it. Anns research shows that volunteers are happier than people who do not volunteer. In fact the odds of being very happy rose 7 among those who volunteer monthly and 12 for people who volunteer every two to four weeks. Volunteering connects you to others helps you stay physically active and combats depression she says. Volunteering has great benefits for the volunteer too Approximately 6.3 million Ontarians volunteered in 2010 which is 48 of the population of the province Ann pointed out. Most of our community organizations could not per- form the valuable work they do without the help of a vol- unteer she noted. And volunteers live longer She sings the praises of the hospital auxiliary ladies with their colourful smocks and their friendly smiles who greet people at hospital entrances and provide assistance by guiding patients to the right departments. Ann says sometimes she comes home from volunteering crying and other times she is laughing her head off. Either way it makes her days interesting. Ann encourages others to volunteer and recruit their friends to help out too. Many local people volunteer after retirement if they are too busy during their career and child-rearing years she has observed. There are many op- portunities to enrich your life by helping out in your own hometown. It could be as simple as calling to check on se- niors in the morning to make sure they are okay through Community Care taking a shut-in out for coffee and a chat assisting with community lunch programs run by the church or helping with special annual events. Volunteers come in three sizes she pointed out One time short term or What are you doing for the rest of your life By Lynn Campbell Focus on Scugog get