O’Neill Healthcare Lakewood Honors Pastoral And Spiritual Volunteers With Luncheon

“You Make A Difference,” was the message spread to the attendees of the Pastoral and Spiritual Volunteers Luncheon hosted by O’Neill Healthcare Lakewood on Thursday August 28th.

The volunteers honored come from a variety of religious backgrounds but all help spreadjoy to residents and patients at O’Neill Healthcare Lakewood. They come week after week and sharing their spiritual guidance, support and music which is much appreciated.

In order to honor the attendees, they were presented with a pin stating Making A Difference. Each pin was decorated with five stars recognizing their help in O’NeillHealthcare Lakewood recently earning their Five Star Rating from Medicare. Only 20% of facilities in Ohio have earned a 5 star rating, and O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood wants their volunteers to be recognized for this achievement as well as its associates.

Some of the churches they represent are Grace Lutheran, First Congregational UCC,Emeritus Gethsemane Lutheran Church, People’s Hope United Methodist, Lakewood Seventh-Day Adventist, St Luke’s of Lakewood as well as others.

Although many of the residents at O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood are or have been here for medical treatment, physical, speech, occupational therapy or on site dialysis as well as stress free living, various meaningful activities such as spirituality to some is vital in healing or possibly providing comfort in final days. This could not happen without these volunteers.

Thank you to the Pastoral and Spiritual volunteers, as well as other volunteers at O’Neill Healthcare Lakewood by giving their time in our Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living. Our volunteers make a difference for those residents they come in contact with and we look forward having them continue to help guide their spirits.

If you would like to volunteer and give of your time or talents at O’Neill Healthcare Lakewood, it would be appreciated just call 216-228-7650.

Sarah Pechaitis

reporting from O'Neill Healthcare Lakewood

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