Friendship Honors Volunteers For Their Gifts of Time, Talents and Attention as part of National Volunteer Week

Friendship, a local leader in senior living and rehabilitation, honored its volunteers at a special breakfast today at the Residents’ Center, to celebrate National Volunteer Week.

“Friendship appreciates all of the time and assistance of our dedicated volunteers,” said President and CEO Joe Hoff.  “We appreciate their personal commitment to serve our residents.”

The volunteers were greeted by the Friendship team and served breakfast prepared by our culinary team.  Volunteers also received gifts and several won door prizes.

Friendship selected 6 volunteers who are living the Friendship Values of Accountability, Compassion, Positivity, Respectfulness and Team Work, while upholding our mission of Supporting Friends by Providing Peace of Mind.  The 2022 volunteer award winners are:

·      Accountability Award: Betty Perdue

·      Compassion Award:  Donna Hornsby

·      Positivity Award:  Bright Aku

·      Respectfulness Award:  Kathy Ruble

·      Team Work Award:  Deron Brown

Friendship also selected one volunteer as the 2022 Volunteer of The Year.  This award winner is Louann Howell who has been volunteering at Friendship since 2018. She is a very familiar face, spending her spare time volunteering at several Friendship facilities. She is a true testament to the friendship values and mission, Supporting Friends by Providing Peace of Mind.  “Louann comes to Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center North (FHRC-N) several times a month, playing the Cello and bringing her Chihuahua, Sassy, for pet therapy,” said Tiffany Brown, Activities Director at FHRC-N.  “The residents love to see Louann and Sassy.  After each performance with her cello, Louann ends with ‘You are My Sunshine’. Not only does she brighten the resident’s day, but the staff as well.”

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering at Friendship, please call 540-265-2109 or email for further information.

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