Karim Chagani from Cascade Gardens featured by BC Care for National Volunteer week!

Heartiest congratulations to volunteer Karim Chagani from Cascade Gardens in Burnaby who has been featured by the BC Care Providers Association for National Volunteer Week, April 24 to 30, 2022!

National Volunteer Week takes place from April 24 – 30 and provides an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to Canada’s 24 million volunteers. This year’s theme is “Volunteering Is Empathy in Action.” Last month, BC Care Providers Association and EngAge BC put out a call to our members, asking operators to share stories and accolades about some of their most notable volunteers.

Volunteers enrich the organizations they contribute to and support the quality of life of seniors living in long-term care, assisted living and independent living residences. BCCPA and EngAge BC, feels privileged to learn about volunteers across the province who contribute so much at our member communities. Submissions profiled volunteers ranging from first year undergraduate students to a palliative care volunteer in their mid-eighties.

Karim Chagani was named one of these volunteers!

“Over the last eight years, Karim Chagani has provided social and individual services to older adults at Cascade Gardens Seniors Community in Burnaby. He has worked closely with management and staff, providing voluntary services every day for three hours throughout the year. This included bringing specialty cultural foods and using technology devices to enable older adults to connect with their loved ones. Karim is very dedicated and committed. He has tremendous capacity to understand human health, fairness, social equity and appreciating cultural differences. These values are reflected in his volunteer services,” says Al Jina, President, Park Place Seniors Living.

On behalf of all residents, families, and staff, thank you Karim for all your voluntary service. It is greatly appreciated!