Community Acknowledges 40-Year Nursing Home Volunteer

One community is celebrating a woman who has been volunteering in a local nursing home since 1969. She started volunteering after the nursing home activity director suggested that she would enjoy it.  "She asked me would I be interested in doing the shopping cart because the gal that did it was going to do babysitting, and so I said yes," explained the woman.

More than 40 years later, she still takes the shopping cart from room to room for residents to buy snacks. She also assists with BINGO and reads to the residents. The woman said she always looks forward to seeing the residents.  At age 94, she is both the oldest and the longest active volunteer at nursing home.

The long time volunteer makes a point of getting to know the residents. She enters their room to sell snacks, but she often stops to just visit with them.  The woman has three children, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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