From canine companionship to college student sing-a-longs, Fredonia Place offers a wide range of internships and volunteer opportunities for all ages.
To recognize those who donate their time and talents, Fredonia Place joined the nationwide observance of Volunteer Week to salute several community volunteers who help improve the quality of life for its residents.
Volunteers at Fredonia Place include SUNY Fredonia Music Therapy, Paige Brown, Liz Bligh, Erica Austin and Aurora Bouvier; Cello Player Emily Finlan; Pet Therapy, Connie LaForest and Dante; SUNY Fredonia; Speech Pathology Club; SUNY Fredonia Rotaract Club; Cal Hayward; Emma Herbert and Emily Palmeri.
Connie LaForest and her pet therapy dog Dante greet Fredonia Place resident Robert Paddock.
National Volunteer Week began in 1974 as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers. Since then, the original emphasis on celebration has widened; the week has become a nationwide effort to urge people to get out and volunteer in their communities. Every April, charities and communities reinforce the week's official theme: "Celebrating People in Action" by recognizing volunteers and fostering a culture of service.
Fredonia Place provides assisted living, memory care and respite services to nearly 80 community residents.
For more information about the facility contact its sales department at 679-2250, Ext. 1307, or log onto its website at www.fredoniaplace.com.