BMNH Auxiliary members, Gillian Starling, Sandy Lackie and Florence Fnukal

Bayfield Manor Long Term Care is dedicated to providing an excellent quality of care for its residents.  Part of that quality care is the enriching value of volunteers. Volunteers for the nursing home and its volunteer department are always welcome.

The purpose of volunteer services are to bring to the residents those additional services which will tend to create a warm, friendly atmosphere in the nursing home; and to interpret and involve the nursing home to the community at large.

The history of volunteer work at Bayfield began in the 1970’s with church women volunteering regularly as visitors, then to taking on small tasks, such as mending clothes and knitting items. Much has changed since those early days, but one thing remains the same…. volunteers. Numerous volunteers through the years have expanded the original role created by the volunteer women.

After 50 years of volunteering (1970-2020), it is sad to announce that the Bayfield Manor Nursing Home Auxiliary is stopping its services and requests for donations.

We, the Auxiliary, have been very blessed by the community and families through their monetary and baking donations over the years. With their help, we accomplished many needed services:  bus transportation for outdoor trips, nursing home week, snoezelen machine, treat cart, fall mats, pressure relief mattress, purchase of some personal items for residents, portable organ, a wheel chair, some garden furniture, dessert and pie days, birthday and Christmas gifts for residents, plus volunteer help with Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, birthday teas, and the Christmas bazaars etc.

As the members close the books, continued donations may be given to “Bayfield Manor Residents Council”, where the remaining funds from the Auxiliary are being donated for the continuation of good services performed by the people of the community who have been giving many years of their volunteering time.

The BMNH Auxiliary donates this plaque, made by Sugold Jewellers, to Bayfield Southbridge Long Term Home, to commemorate the women and men who have been Auxiliary members over the past 50 years.

Thank you Members for your services.



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