Mederi Caretenders Coaches Seniors on Avoiding Falls
LARGO - Home health leaders Mederi Caretenders gave the keynote speech on keeping seniors safe from falling at the Volunteer Action Corps. Or VCAB's volunteer appreciation luncheon on Tuesday, May 11.
Hosted by the Largo Community Center, the luncheon thanked more than 50 members of the Volunteer Action Corps.
Also on the VCAB appreciation luncheon agenda was a special shout-out to Betty Lange and Ellen Jensen, who volunteered for more than 800 hours in the last year. "These giving individuals are vital to the smooth running of numerous organizations such as the library, the Largo Cultural Center, and the Community Center. We could not offer the kind of quality experiences for the public without their constant support and help", says Warren Ankerberg, manager of the Largo Community Center.
Ankerberg added: "In 2000, we began the Volunteer Advisory Board, Inc., or VCAB, to help us foster volunteerism and also to recognize the efforts to those special people who give so much of their time to the community. It really makes the volunteers feel appreciated and lets them know that their gift of time is not going unnoticed. Time is the only thing you can give that you can never replace, and it means a lot that so many volunteers give such a wonderful gift to the community".
"We wanted to give back to these special people", says Joyce Marier, account executive with Mederi. "It is inspiring to see such a group of dedicated people and if our talk helps them keep independent, they can keep on volunteering and helping others. That is a win-win for all of us."
For more information about Mederi Caretenders, call (727) 546-8080. Fore more information about how you can become a volunteer in the community, call the Largo Community Center at (727) 518-3133, and say, "I'd like to make a difference too."
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