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Volunteer Spotlight: July

Mary Hill

Mary Hill has been volunteering at NESCO for 15 years. She is one of our Front Office Volunteers. You can find her here every Monday morning. When she is volunteering, Mary answers the phone, directs calls to staff, and record program appointments. She also makes calls as needed to remind people of appointments, fax Foot Care Clinic appointment to the appropriate site, and welcomes people who walk into the office needing information.

Mary volunteers because it gives her a feeling of “self-worth” and keeps her mentally alert and attentive to civic issues happening. She enjoys being able to interact with and help with all ages the most.

Outside of NESCO, Mary volunteers at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in various areas two or three times a month. She also enjoys to watch old shows on TV, crochet, do the State Journal’s crossword puzzles, and play solitaire on the computer in her free time.

Mary was born and raised on a farm between Platteville and Dubuque. She moved to Madison after graduating from High School, and married an Airman from Truax Field. Together, they moved to many different states. After her husband passed away, she moved back to Madison in early 1986, and began working as a nurse’s aide at Central Colony. Mary has 9 children, and was in the hospital three times on Mother’s Day with new babies to take home!! She has 21 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 7 great, great grandchildren

 

For more information about Madison’s North/Eastside Senior Coalition, please visit: www.NESCOinc.org

Thanks-for-Giving Recap

Rachel

Rachel

On Thursday night the North/Eastside Senior Coalition held its annual Thanks-for-Giving Social honoring NESCO volunteers, and the event was a smashing success! NESCO is blessed with an enthusiastic and dedicated bunch of volunteers. We as a staff, along with the senior adults we serve, are so grateful to have them. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

Cortney Doescher-Hino and Breena Wiederhoeft applauded NESCO volunteers.

Cortney Doescher-Hino and Breena Wiederhoeft applauded NESCO volunteers.

These volunteers from Blackhawk Middle School’s Spirit Club enjoyed the evening.

These volunteers from Black Hawk Middle School’s Spirit Club enjoyed the evening.

NESCO Board member Paul Van Rooy led the way to the buffet!

NESCO Board member Paul Van Rooy led the way to the buffet!

NESCO staff members enjoyed the chance to give back to our office volunteers Monika Rieser and Mary Hill.

NESCO staff members enjoyed the chance to give back to our office volunteers Monika Rieser and Mary Hill.

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NESCO so appreciates the volunteers who give of their time and compassion in order to enhance the lives of senior adults in our community. NESCO couldn’t accomplish its work without your support and friendship. On a recruitment note, we are always looking for new volunteers for a variety of projects. If you would like to contribute your time and energy, please contact NESCO at 243-5252 or email us at info@nescoinc.org.

Thanks for Giving!

“Leave” it to our volunteers!

Breena

For kids, the best thing about fall is jumping in the leaves. Getting a pillowcase full of candy on Halloween might come close, but jumping in that first pile of leaves is still at the top of the list. As we get older and our joints become slightly less elastic, we begin to appreciate the color of the leaves more than their potential for play. Even after it becomes a chore, though, many adults still name raking leaves as one of their favorite fall activities. And why not? It’s a great way to get exercise, to spend time outdoors, and maybe to watch your kids play in the leaf piles. For many senior adults, though, this task becomes more difficult, and a lawn full of fallen leaves can be an overwhelming thing, rather than an enjoyable one. Read More