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Hospice needs a few good men!

August 27, 2019

It's statistically known that more women volunteer than men. Hospice serves many male patients that would love to have some male companionship as most of their caregivers and hospice team members are women. If you are a male living in Augusta County, would you consider giving a little of your time to make this happen for someone? From the desk of Lori Showalter, Volunteer Manager: Meet Reese, a male hospice volunteer. Reese is a phenomenal volunteer that has made an incredible difference in the lives of many patients in his 7 years with hospice. He serves in the patient care role visiting...Continue Reading

volunteer driving shuttle bus

Getting Out and About is a Good Way to Help Others

April 11, 2019

When Wayne Smith of Stuarts Draft retired, he knew he would spend much of his new-found free time getting 'out and about'. He enjoys golfing and biking and being outdoors. But when he discovered that he still had a quite a bit of spare time, he decided to add volunteering to his schedule. As it turned out, volunteering at Augusta Health also provided Smith the opportunity to get 'out and about'. Every Monday morning, from 8 am until noon, Smith is the volunteer Shuttle Driver at Augusta Health. He spends the hours circling the campus in the Shuttle, moving from entrance to entrance, from...Continue Reading

Joint Center volunteer Andy Norris

In Synch with Helping Others: Joint Center Volunteer Andy Norris

April 21, 2017

For the past two years, Andy Norris, a "retired" pharmacist who works full-time, has spent every other Wednesday at Augusta Health's Joint Center. His joints are doing OK; he's there for another reason. Andy is a volunteer, working side-by-side with the therapy staff to help patients with the exercises that will get them back to living full lives as quickly as possible. Andy works regularly with Judy Knick, PTA; Michelle Cupp, PTA; and Brad Gray, Physical Therapy Technician. He is considered part of the team, and the team is a well-oiled machine. In group therapy, as the patients progress...Continue Reading