Carolyn Vollicks is the Director, Community Outreach and Programming. In this capacity, Carolyn will provide leadership for: Seniors Housing; Assisted Living Services for High Risk Seniors; the Guest House; the Day Program. Carolyn will continue to provide overall leadership for recreation, creative arts and allied health.
She is a Recreation Therapist, holds a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies from Brock University, and a post Graduate Diploma in Recreation for Special Populations from Georgian College.
Her career in recreation began at the age of 15 when she started a “Learn to Swim” program for seniors over 70. She has spent the last 24 years’ working in recreation and health care in a variety of settings including Corrections & Young Offenders, Mental Health Inpatient and Community Mental Health Clinics, Geriatrics and Long Term Care.
After a move to Ottawa late in 2003, she joined the Perley Rideau in January of 2004 as the evening/weekend Recreation Therapist, took on the role of Coordinator of Recreation and Creative Arts Service in 2010 and is presently the Manager of Programming and Support.
She lives in Ottawa with her husband Chuck, enjoys curling, the theatre, camping , golfing and keeping up with her 6 hockey crazed nephews!