Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Laura's award

Laura accepting her award on November 17th
Laura Greenberg, who is Crown Center's Community Engagement Manager, has been recognized by the Metropolitan Volunteer Management Association as the 2017 Volunteer Director of the Year.  Here's a quote:
"Laura has engaged Crown Center volunteers and provided them with meaningful, fulfilling volunteer experiences."
I'm one of those volunteers.  I work in our small library, mostly re-shelving books, but also going through boxes of donations to see what is likely to be of interest to our elderly readers.

I also have been an "ambassador" for some of the new residents who moved into the Crown Center.  Laura assigns us as needed, and we show the new folks what's available here:  the library (of course), our Circle@Crown Café, the fitness center, bus trips to shopping malls or eating out together, workshops available each month, the dining program, where to dump our trash.  You know, all those little day-to-day things, though I think we probably have a lot more activities than most independent living retirement places.  And that's thanks to Laura!

Congratulations, Laura!  You deserve it!

I ran across this article just now that fits perfectly with Laura's job: Volunteering Is the Best Kept Secret for Mental Health.

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