April was Volunteer Appreciation Month and we celebrated by hosting a banquet in honor of our fantastic volunteers. This week we are featuring Tom and Pat Keefer on our blog. Tom and Pat are dedicated volunteers who have made a huge impact at Cedar Haven over the years.

Meet Tom and Pat

Tom and Pat Keefer have been volunteering at Cedar Haven for 16 years. Among other things, Tom often runs the elevator to bring residents downstairs for crafts while Pat assists some residents to the elevators and back to their rooms after activities. Tom and Pat were also involved in bringing their Polka Club to visit the facility in October, which was enjoyed by many.


Pat Keefer, Marie Anderson, and Tom Keefer

Tom noted that he and his wife “have been blessed with great health and we want to pay it back.”

Pat shared the following concerning her experience volunteering at Cedar Haven: “You really get attached to the residents. I miss them when I don’t go in for some reason. It’s amazing to meet concert violinists and piano players… one resident played the tuba. When I see them, they wave. It’s rewarding and it’s really fun.”

We are very thankful for how our committed volunteers assist our residents on a daily basis. Please join us in thanking Tom and Pat for their service. If you missed it, please be sure to read the volunteer spotlight on Bish Wolf, which was published last month. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Cedar Haven at (717) 274-0421.