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At age 96, volunteer helps out at nursing home

At age 96, volunteer helps out at nursing home

March 29, 2007|by MARLO BARNHART

Name: Caroline Grams

Age: 96

Resides in: Boonsboro

Where do you volunteer and what do you do there?: "I volunteer at Reeders (Memorial) Home in Boonsboro, helping to transport wheelchair residents to and from doctors' appointments two or three times a week.

"I ride in the van and then I wait in the doctor's office. When the resident is ready to return to Reeders, I call for the van."

What prompted you to begin volunteering?: "I believe I was visiting a friend at Reeders four or five years ago and someone approached me about volunteering.

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"I worked in an office until I retired when I was in my 60s."

Your biggest reward as a volunteer?: "I like to help others. I also volunteer at my church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Brownsville."

What impact has volunteering had on your life?: "It keeps me connected. My husband died in the mid-1980s and my son, John, is a chemical engineer in Charleston, W.Va."

What keeps you busy when you're not volunteering?: "I like to read books - mysteries, love stories, all kinds of books. I prefer books to television."




Want to volunteer with Reeders Nursing Home? Contact Lori Perkins at 301-432-1529. "We have 120 volunteers but we could use more people to do transports, help with bingo, Bible studies, church services, arts and crafts, etc.," Perkins said.

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