Honoring the Volunteer of the Year

Ginnie Sloan, Lutheran Volunteer of the Year and Suellen Carlson, Director of Community Life.
Ginnie Sloan, Lutheran Volunteer of the Year and Suellen Carlson, Director of Community Life.

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Lutheran celebrated its volunteers at the yearly luncheon held in their honor. “This is my favorite day of the year,” said Suellen Carlson, Director of Community Life and the Volunteer Program. “Today we thank you for the difference you make in the lives of our residents and to announce this year’s Volunteer of the Year.”

Congratulations to Ginnie Sloan. Ginnie volunteers for the Gift Shop, helps with activities on occasion and has been a valuable transporter for the podiatrist and the dentist. She has also brought her caring and sharing group from St. Timothy Lutheran Church to make lap robes, scarves and Chrismons with the nursing home residents. “We can always count on her,” Carlson added. “She knows many of the residents personally and takes a great interest in their well-being. She is a superstar!”

Ginnie sat quietly as her name was called as the honoree. “I was totally surprised,” she said. “I’ve worked and volunteered here for many years and I love staying connected to the residents and the staff.”

Volunteers help transport residents, run the gift shop, assist with activities, and are friendly visitors for those who feel lonely and isolated. Every person interested in volunteering is matched to the activity they would enjoy the most. For more information, call 665-8090.