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30 Princeton Boulevard
Lowell, MA 01851

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Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA) Volunteers at Genesis HealthCare’s Willow Manor
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM

Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA) Volunteers at Genesis HealthCare’s Willow Manor

Lowell, MA (August 27, 2013) – Willow Manor, a Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing facility, today announced that Young Neighbors in Action (YNIA) Volunteered at Genesis HealthCare’s Willow Manor.  The Center was very fortunate to welcome five Young Neighbors volunteers, ages 16-18 from St. Gabriel’s Church in Upton, MA.

The five volunteers provided patients and residents with individual attention, some spiritual uplifting, and assisted with all the activities scheduled during that week.  They also brought in special snacks, made ice cream and assisted patients and residents during meal time.

Interactions with the patients and residents were inspiring and touching.  They truly enjoyed what they were doing and making a difference in their lives.  Many volunteers developed friendships with patients, residents, families and staff and look forward to returning to Willow Manor as often as they can.

It was a full week of sharing and caring, with memories left and memories taken.  At the end of the week many tears were shed, and fond farewells were expressed, until they meet again.

Many of the students shared what this experience meant to them. “I had never been around the elderly before; my grandparents had all passed away before I got to know them. After just the first day of being there, I had already learned something about each of the residents. It was wonderful being able to hear all of their stories.” - Taylor Olson


For More Information: 
Willow Manor is located at 30 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, MA 01851. For more information, please contact Robin Fortin at robin.fortin@genesis.com or 978-454-8086.
About Genesis HealthCare
Genesis HealthCare is one of the nation's largest skilled nursing care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing centers and assisted living residences in 28 states nationwide. Genesis also supplies rehabilitation therapy to nearly 1,500 healthcare providers in 45 states and the District of Columbia.  Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.