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Meet 98-year-old June Jennings, Sunnybrook volunteer for over 35 years

June Jennings
Written by Monica Matys

At 98, June Jennings has been volunteering at Sunnybrook for over 35 years and is one of the many volunteers who has returned after a pause due to the pandemic.

She’s dedicated her time to many different roles and says working in Courtesy Services as a wheelchair escort has been her favourite. “I’ve met so many amazing people and it keeps me busy. Volunteering makes my week worthwhile.”

June says her approach to aging well is all about balance.

“You have to stay active, eat a healthy diet and forget the goodies! That said, I remember meeting a man here at Sunnybrook who was bringing his wife some chocolate. He told me she had some every day, and I thought that sounded great! I went home that night and ate a few chocolate chips, and have been doing that ever since,” she says.

“And to everyone, especially other seniors, my message is this: never give up and just keep going.”

About the author

Monica Matys

Monica Matys is a Communications Advisor at Sunnybrook.

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