Passavant Resident Patrols Brandywine Halls with Pride Posted on July 5, 2021July 22, 2021 It was a cold day in January 2020 when Passavant Community resident, Linda Katie, discovered a collapsed resident in the nursing household of Brandywine. Immediately, Linda let staff know one of the residents fell and needed help. If it weren’t for Linda’s vigilance, the situation could have been a lot worse. According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among older adults in America. Similarly, the World Health Organization reports falling as the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths worldwide. With these statistics in mind, the staff asked Linda if she would take on a unique role. It would require a bright orange vest, and a dainty kitten badge, but would hold so much more meaning than what met the eye. Since Linda’s acceptance as a volunteer hall monitor, she has saved one additional resident from the potential complications of a fall. An activity that once served as a daily exercise routine for Linda has now turned into so much more – not only for the people she serves – but the wonderful person who wears the uniform. Thank you, Linda. You are an essential part of the compassionate care we provide everyday. Lutheran SeniorLife could not fulfill its mission of Abundant Life® without you. More than 100 of our campus residents are active volunteers at Passavant Community. Interested in serving with purpose too? Join your calling as a volunteer today.