2016 was a great year for us at Community Home Support – Lanark County (CHSLC) and I couldn’t be happier with the accomplishments of our staff and volunteers.
I entered into this profession many years ago, seeing a need to help seniors and adults with disabilities maintain a level of independence and respect living at home. I just wanted to be a part of it – to help those who made our community a place to live and grow memories. In all of my years with CHSLC, I have worked with many wonderful people who share this same vision. This year was no different.
This past year we saw a colleague and friend, Doris, retire after many years of working at various office locations across the county. We also welcomed Pam and Susan to our family. I was reminded just how much we have grown especially when staff member, Olivia, brought baby Liam, the newest and youngest member of our family to see us.
We continue to rise to the challenge of growing our services to serve more clients in our county. We now produce our own frozen meals, improving upon the quality and quantity. This has been met with applause and appreciation from our clients. The increase in referrals from the region’s hospitals, provide us with further opportunities to help those wanting to remain in their home independently as long as possible.
We are grateful for the support of our local communities – Perth, Lanark, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place and Pakenham – and of course our many volunteers.
On this note, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year on behalf of the entire CHSLC family.
Mary Anne Nicholson, Executive Director