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Posted on: June 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Douglas County Honors Senior Volunteers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 23, 2023

Douglas County Honors Senior Volunteers

 

                (Douglas County, Ore.)  Douglas County Commissioners along with Douglas County Senior Services hosted a fifties themed volunteer appreciation BBQ on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at River Forks Park to honor volunteers from our Bistro Sixty senior dining sites and meals on wheels programs in Winston, Riddle, Yoncalla, Glide, Sutherlin, and Glendale.   They plan to host a similar event honoring our senior volunteers in Reedsport in September.

 

Douglas County Senior Services currently has eighty-two volunteers that volunteer at one of our seven senior dining sites. In 2022, senior volunteers accrued a total of 17,065 volunteer hours, traveled over 50,052 miles delivering meals and served 78,209 meals.  One of the highlights from the event was the presentation of awards in recognition of their service and volunteer hours including:

  • Winston Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Site and Meals on Wheels Program  Total of 2,403 volunteer hours

Top Volunteer: Judy Clark, 272 hours

  • Riddle Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Site and Meals on Wheels Program     Total of 3,146 volunteer hours

Top Volunteer: Suzanne Watson, 550 hours

  • Yoncalla Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Site and Meals on Wheels Program  Total of 915 volunteer hours

Top Volunteer: Mary Trump, 262 hours

  • Glide Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Site and Meals on Wheels Program       Total of 1,594 volunteer hours

Top Volunteer: Precilia Ortega, 402 hours

  • Sutherlin Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Site and Meals on Wheels Program Total of 5,085 volunteer hours

Top Volunteer: Louise Christensen, 695 hours

  • Glendale Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Site and Meals on Wheels Program Total of 1,716 volunteer hours

Top Volunteer: Sue Allen, 472 hours

 

I am honored and humbled to be here to say thank you to our incredible senior volunteers.  You are all a treasure to Douglas County and the seniors you serve.  When you give that many hours to serve people, you know it makes all the difference in the world.  We could not do it without you!” stated Commissioner Tom Kress. 

 

Our Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Sites prepare meals on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at our seven rural dining site locations in Glide, Glendale, Reedsport, Riddle, Sutherlin, Winston, and Yoncalla. Senior Services staff know there are others in our communities who could benefit from their Meals on Wheels delivery program and/or meals at their Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Sites.  If residents know of friends or family who are unable to drive, need assistance with daily living activities, would benefit from hot meal delivery, or need other assistance, they are encouraged to call the Aging & Disabilities Resource Connection in the Douglas County Senior Services Department at (541) 440-3677 or by sending an email to adrc@co.douglas.or.us

 

Douglas County’s seven rural Senior Dining Sites and Meals on Wheels programs are managed by Douglas County Senior Services Department staff but are successful because of the dedication of our faithful volunteers. To get involved with Douglas County Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Sites and Meals on Wheels programs or to learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Amanda Hilburn or Kellie Redifer in Douglas County Senior Services at amhilbur@co.douglas.or.us or (541) 440-4245 or krredife@co.douglas.or.us or (541) 464-3893.

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Media Contact:     Tamara Howell, Douglas County Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist, Douglas County Public Affairs Office | Office: (541) 957-4896 | Cell: (541) 670-2804 | Email: tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

Photos Attached and Available Upon Request. ©K.Trenkle- Douglas County


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