Nursing Home Volunteer Given Lifetime Achievement Award For 28 Years of Service

A long-time volunteer of one nursing home was presented with a lifetime achievement award this week for her 28 years of service to the residents. During her time as a volunteer the woman has served the residents in various capacities. She has led singing, read poetry, and given out water to residents. Now, as she has gotten older, she works administratively for the activity department.

The volunteer says that she loves to be a friend to residents who feel lonlieness at the facility. The volunteer has been active in Shawnee Christian Nursing Center Auxiliary, serving in several offices, including president. She began volunteering at the facility shortly after she retired. During her time she has encouraged several of her friends to volunteer as well. She says that volunteering is a blessing and it is good for her soul. 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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