Volunteers are valued members of the Emmy family, so it was Emmy Monash is thrilled that six very dedicated volunteers were honoured for their hours of service at this month’s City of Glen Eira Volunteer Recognition Awards. The following volunteers were recognised:
- Lesley Bloom in the 500 hour category for his loyal support of the EMA Wellness Program and Low care in past years.
- Sally Felzen in 1000 hour category for her dedication to the Emmy Monash Apartment Wellness Program and Bridging the Gap program, serving at least 10 hours weekly since 2011.
- Jack Frydman in 1000 hours category for providing movie entertainment weekly in the Lewinsky Plaza, accompanied by his dog Ace.
- David Segal in the 1000 hour category who has dedicated 3 hours a week since 2009 to support the Life Enrichment Project and more recently also runs a weekly Hebrew speaking group.
- Steven Smith in the 2000 hour category who has loyally served Bierman-Sajet Memory Support Unit each Friday morning from 2003.
- Cyla Stern, in the 1000 hour category who since 2007 has dedicated Sunday mornings to Emmy from to help serve breakfast and assist with activities in the Bierman-Sajet Memory Support Unit, and more recently has added Thursday mornings to her roster too.
Volunteer Stephen Layton was selected as one of three finalists in the Volunteer category of the Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) Awards. Although he was not the winner, Stephen was recognised for his long term contribution to the residents of Emmy Monash.