Donna Hall (82) still volunteering at Mercy Place


Volunteer Donna Hall with resident Iris Holt.
Volunteer Donna Hall with resident Iris Holt.

SHE might be in her 80s, but that has not stopped Donna Hall from dedicating her time to brightening smiles at Mercy Place in Lathlain.

The Bentley resident is approaching her fifth year of volunteering at the aged care facility and is being recognised at the upcoming National Volunteer Week next month.

Ms Hall (82) moved to Perth from Canada about 10 years ago and has volunteered at the Lathlain-based Mercy Health residiential home.

During her time she has developed many close relationships.

“I think you get what you give, and I find volunteering my time extremely rewarding,” Ms Hall said.

“I’ve visited seniors in hospitals and retirement villages for many years and in doing so I have been given the opportunity to meet many wonderful people.

“I would recommend volunteering to anyone because there are so many benefits, it’s just a case of working out how you would most like to help.”

Mercy Health WA state manager Anita Ghose said the organisation valued its highly dedicated volunteers like Donna.

“We have a wonderful group of highly committed volunteers of all ages, we are incredibly grateful for their support, as are our residents,” Ms Ghose said.

For more information on volunteering opportunities at Mercy Health’s Mercy Place in Lathlain, contact Lorraine Wallis, Service Manager on 9361 8969.