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Posted on: July 31, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Commissioners Honor Judy Clark as Senior Volunteer of the Month

07-31-23 Seniors Volunteer of the Month - Judy Clark

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July 31, 2023

 

Commissioners Honor Judy Clark as Senior Volunteer of the Month

 

            (Douglas County, Ore.)  Douglas County Commissioners Tom Kress, Chris Boice, and Tim Freeman, along with our Douglas County Senior Services Department are pleased to announce that Judy Clark was awarded the Douglas County Senior Services Volunteer of the Month award for July 2023.  Judy was presented with the award on Thursday, July 20, 2023, at the Douglas County Bistro-Sixty dining site in Winston. 

 

“Volunteers like Judy that volunteer to deliver meals to our seniors are a blessing,” remarked Commissioner Tom Kress, liaison Commissioner to the Douglas County Senior Services Department. “We really appreciate that she gives her time to serve others in the community.  Her enthusiasm is contagious!”

 

            Winston Bistro Sixty dining site Food Service Worker, Margaret Reed nominated Judy for the Douglas County Senior Services Volunteer of the Month award for her work as a Meals on Wheels delivery driver. She said, “Judy brings so much positive energy to the program and is an absolute joy to have on our team.” 

 

Judy moved to Douglas County a few years ago from Orange County, California and has been volunteering at the Winston Bistro Sixty Senior Dining Site for a couple of years.   Prior to becoming a volunteer, she worked in Hospice Care for five years.  Judy said she just loves volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program in Winston.  “I love meeting the Meals on Wheels clients and helping by taking them food.   I also enjoy working with the other great volunteers here,” commented Judy.  “I met my best friend through Meals on Wheels deliveries.  We met, we clicked right away, and we are best friends now!”

 

            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 volunteers like Judy. 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 at amanda.hilburn@douglascountyor.gov or (541) 440-4245 or Kellie Redifer at kellie.redifer@douglascountyor.gov or (541) 464-3893 in our Douglas County Senior Services Department.  Thank you, Judy! 

 

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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: tamara.howell@douglascountyor.gov 

 

Photos © A.Hilburn/Douglas County. Individual photo available upon request. 

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