Staff Volunteer Spotlight at The Cedars Retirement Community

Mike MorrillMike Morrell has been working at The Cedars for the past 22 years in the Environmental Services and Medical Supplies Departments.  For the past six years, Mike has volunteered his own time to The Cedars through one-on-one visits with our residents, providing assistance with dining on the Neighborhoods, and coming in on Thanksgiving and Christmas to help with the holiday meals. Last year he brought in his young grandson, Harry to join the fun.

Anyone who knows Mike is aware of two things: he has a huge heart and he has a passion for collecting sea glass. “It’s very calming,” he explains, “I could pick glass for hours – I never know what I’m going to find.”  Recently Mike has started incorporating his love for sea glass into his volunteer work with the residents in The Skilled Care Center.  He kindly brings in large collections of his findings and gives each resident a decorative bottle that they can fill and keep.

Mike also collaborates with Jen Butcher, recently named Volunteer of the Year at TheSeaglass at The Cedars Cedars.  Mike provides the sea glass and Jen brings in the forms for the residents to decorate.  Check out this photo of the beautiful butterfly they brought to life.  “The residents really enjoy working with Jen and they love deciding how they’re going to decorate with the sea glass.”

You can see more of Mike’s own pieces at Becky’s Boutique in Saco.  Look for Jack Glass Seaglass.

Seaglass projects

 

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