Honouring Doris on Giving Tuesday

Posted on November 30 2021

This Giving Tuesday we honour one of Sage’s sagest contributors in advance of her 100th birthday milestone - Doris!

Doris became a member and started volunteering with Sage 35 years ago, shortly after she retired in 1987. Her first volunteer role was as Switchboard Operator, answering and redirecting phone calls. Over the years, she has also volunteered in the Home Services Program and as receptionist. She is eager to return to her receptionist role on the main floor once Sage reopens the building.

Doris has enjoyed her time at Sage over the years, as a volunteer, lifetime member, and as a participant in many Life Enrichment activities: writer’s groups, art classes, calligraphy, community outings, and so much more. She has made many friendships through her participation at Sage and has been a dedicated ambassador out in the community. Doris has not only given her time and skills as a volunteer over the last three decades, but also supports Sage through annual donations. 

When asked to reflect on what has contributed to her longevity, Doris replied,

“Genes and the way we were brought up. We didn’t have pop or chocolate bars. I am turning 100 and I still have all of my own teeth! I’ve had an interesting life. I’ve always been very active in my community and church and enjoyed volunteering for lots of things. I always like to be around people.”

Thank you Doris, and all contributors - you are the Silver Threads that weave healthy aging into the fabric of our community. 

The Resilience Fund

The Resilience Fund at Sage is created by donations from community. Your contribution empowers Sage to respond as needed to changing conditions affecting seniors, especially those who are most vulnerable; plan for the future; and continue to build a community where seniors in community are valued, and have access to supports and opportunities: https://bit.ly/314d0hF.

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