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May 17, 2004
Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Homes for the Aged Volunteers to share stage at special celebration
At a special celebration, the City of Toronto will honour 10 volunteers who
have each made special contributions to enhance the quality of life in
Toronto's homes for the aged. Sharing in the celebration will be Councillor
Olivia Chow (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina), Chair of the Community Services
Committee, and Councillor Gay Cowbourne (Ward 44 Scarborough East), Chair of
the newly-formed Roundtable on Seniors.

The ceremony will also include a presentation of the new Mary Ellen Glover
Award to a Toronto Homes for the Aged resident who has made a significant
impact on improving the lives of seniors in their home.

Date: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Location: Members' Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The celebrations will include a display that highlights the many activities
that make volunteers such an important part of the Homes for the Aged team.

In 2003, almost 2,000 people volunteered more than 110,000 hours in Toronto's
Homes for the Aged. Their contributions included escorting residents on trips,
running special events, working in tuck shops, visiting one-on-one with
residents, and many other activities that help remind residents that they are
part of a community that cares.

Note: Award winners from each Toronto Homes for the Aged and resident
representatives will be available for interviews following the presentation

Media contact:
Leona Barrington, Community Outreach Support Unit, 416-392-5349



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