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November 2019
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on a new, yet not new volunteer. If you read last month’s newsletter, specifically the Activity Spotlite, you would have read a bit about Linda Sowell. Well this month we’d like to shine an even larger spotlight on her as our Volunteer of the Month. Linda is the new Gadabouts Trip Coordinator. She had been working in the Thrift Store and was asked to be a relief in the Trip office. When a vacancy occurred she was asked to take over, which she was more than happy to do. Since then she has been busy scheduling new trips, chaperoning trips on occasion, and generally managing our hustling and bustling trip office. Linda also serves on our Board of Directors. If needed she also helps out at our special events. Originally from Chicago, IL, she moved out to California with her husband who was in the Navy. Once out here she was not content to stay at home raising her two kids (who themselves provided her with five grandkids), but worked in numerous types of jobs. Her main career was in Food Service. She started out at McDonalds as a cashier, and worked her way up to manager. Then she transferred to the school system where she became the Director of Children’s Nutrition for the Bear Valley School District before retiring. Thanks Linda for helping to take our members on trips of a lifetime.


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Transportation Assistance

The Transportaion Assistance Program provides seniors with transportation to their doctors appointments, pharmacy, grocery store, personal appointments, etc. If you know of a senior who is missing doctors appointments or not getting to the grocery store regularly, please contact us at 862-8104. Help us help them to maintain their independence. WE NEED DRIVERS - if interested call Jeff at 862.8104.

Friendly Visitor Program

The Friendly Visitor Program provides companionship to homebound seniors. Helping them stay in touch with the outside world and letting them know someone cares about them. We NEED Volunteers for this program.

Phone Pal Program

The Phone Pal Program provides volunteers to call and check on home bound seniors daily to make sure they are OK. - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for this invaluable Outreach Program.