Mack has been an AgeCare Columbia volunteer in Lethbridge for the past 18 months. He shares that during his time as a volunteer, he has been astonished to see how recreational activities can drastically improve an individual’s well being physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively.
As a 4th-year Neuroscience/Psychology student, Mack has also learned a great deal about aging and expressed that his positive volunteer experiences at AgeCare have solidified his interest in pursuing Medical School.
Mack’s warmth, support, and energy have also made a lasting impression with both the residents and staff at AgeCare Columbia. The staff at the community explain that residents often ask, “when is Mack coming?”
As a volunteer, Mack supports residents with computer questions, recreation outings, serving at social functions, and playing cards. Mack also jumps in as needed when staff require assistance portering residents or gathering dishes.
If Mack’s volunteer connection and commitment are any indication of his future, he will become an extraordinary doctor.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with AgeCare, or to become an AgeCare Pen Pal, visit www.agecare.ca/volunteer