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This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is on three ladies from the Senior Activity Center, Kathy Armstrong, Susan Daves and Ruthie Whitfill from the Senior Council. These ladies help raise funds for the Senior Council to distribute throughout the year. At every senior event these ladies greet attendees and work the table selling a variety of items to raise money to support their cause. Some of their causes include a yearly scholarship to a Brewer High School Senior as well as contributions to some activities at the Senior Activity Center. They also identify new opportunities to raise funds for the center. These ladies also encourage members to participate in all activities and be more socially active to create a more vibrant experience. Kathy, Susan and Ruthie, your dedication as a volunteer is an inspiration to others.
Volunteering has its social, mental, and physical benefits for people of all ages. But these benefits truly reveal themselves for seniors, who often have more times on their hands, are less physically active, and engage less with the community than the average resident. Millions of seniors 65 and older volunteer every year, and make up 25 percent of the volunteer population. Here in White Settlement the percent of senior volunteers is 64 percent. We are grateful to have such an active senior volunteer community. One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. It takes the dedication of committed volunteer leaders like Ruthie, Susan and Kathy to empower other senior volunteers to assist in helping the Senior Activity thrive.
Pictured is Kathy Armstrong and Ruthie Whitfill.
Would you like to volunteer to work in the Community Garden? We want to hear from you! Just take a moment to fill out the interest form HERE and our Community Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch with you!