Thank You Volunteers Posted on April 27, 2023April 28, 2023 At Lutheran SeniorLife, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful volunteers that work selflessly to help our residents, patients and participants live an Abundant Life. Your generosity and kindness makes a positive difference in the lives of seniors, and your unwavering support has been a source of inspiration to us all. Whether it’s spending time with residents, helping with activities, or simply providing a listening ear, your presence has made a lasting impression on those we serve. Thank you for your selflessness and your willingness to give of your time and talents. You are truly making a difference, and we are incredibly grateful for all that you do. May you continue to be blessed as you bless others. Twenty-five volunteers, from Meals on Wheels of Beaver County help contribute to the packing, heating food, and the logistics needed to deliver meals to the older adults that rely on them. Volunteer drivers, like Walter VanDyke, deliver 600 meals each week to 120 people on 19 different routes. “I like to give back. What better organization than Meals on Wheels?,” says VanDyke. Bea Diaz-Cothen, who has volunteered for the past 6 years, understands that not everyone is as fortunate as her and her family. She volunteers to set an example for her children. “I volunteer to show my kids what helping the community is about,” explained Diaz-Cothen. “Our volunteers are very important to us. We couldn’t run Meals on Wheels without them,” said Diane Snyder, Assistant Manager of the Meals on Wheels program. Passavant Community held a Volunteer Appreciation Event for the 91 resident volunteers and 67 community volunteers. All these volunteers play important roles across the campus, while contributing to many resident focused activities and jobs. From creating and leading unique resident events to working the greeting desk, the library, to even leading ASPIRE Wellness classes, there are many crucial roles these volunteers help with. “I just want to say “thank you” to the 158 Passavant volunteers for your selflessness and willingness to always help others,” said Jody Gulish, Passavant Director of Community Life At LIFE Lawrence County, the center recognized five participant volunteers: John – Helps Clean and sweep the Center. Rose – Helps set up supplies for activities, encourages other participants to attend activities, sets up placemats for lunch. Jackie – Helps fold laundry, organize activity supplies, and with the bulletin board. Donna – Makes crafts for other participants with inspirational quotes. Warren – Makes wood work crafts for participants which are themed every month.