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Caroline Rooney Retires from Carefor After 30 Years

Caroline Rooney Retirement

After 30 years of working for Carefor, Caroline Rooney is retiring from her role as Supervisor of the Nor-Dun Support Centre in Winchester on June 21. On June 13, nearly 100 friends, volunteers, co-workers and clients gathered at Nor Dun to bid a fond farewell to Caroline Rooney as she prepared for her retirement.  

Several people spoke of Caroline’s dedication over her 30 years of working for Carefor. Dianne Kuipers, Carefor Associate Director, spoke of the Caroline’s dedication, calling her an ambassador for the organization. She continued by commenting how Caroline worked to ensure the Centre worked for the community before concluding by saying how the centre was an important part of her journey and Caroline has been important to it.

“I am absolutely speechless” commented Caroline who spoke about her journey with Carefor.  She mentioned her work included starting in 1993  as program co-ordinator, then team leader and finally supervisor.  Caroline talked about how the team has supported each other through good times and through difficult times, such as the ice storm, and through Covid.  She thanked the clients, staff and volunteers as well as the community for the support.

There was an outpouring of affection for Caroline as she made her way around the room, with many wishes of goodwill for her future.  Sheena Stoqua will follow in her footsteps as Supervisor at Nor Dun Support Centre.

Read more about Caroline and her time with Carefor:

https://carefor.ca/stories/three-decades-of-caring-caroline-rooney-and-an-award-well-deserved

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