Name: Ruth HoffmanAge: 79Activities/hobbies: Ruth Hoffman...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Volunteer Spotlight

May 19, 1991

Name: Ruth Hoffman

Age: 79

Activities/hobbies: Ruth Hoffman of Glen Burnie volunteers every Wednesday morning with the County Retired Senior Volunteer Program --Telephone Reassurance Program. She also sings with the "Notables," agroup of seniors from the Patapsco Valley Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons, who perform in the area at nursing homes and churches. She also enjoys crocheting and being with her familyand friends.

Organization's comments: "She is always willing to fill in for other volunteers who help with Telephone Reassurance Program, in addition to working her regular schedule. She visits clients in the hospital, takes non-driving neighbors to their physicians, or to have taxes completed and never denies a request for a favor," said Yvonne T. Hicks, director of the county Depart ment of Aging's Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Volunteer's comments: "I'm interested in other people," said Hoffman. "Anyone who is healthy should get outand help others. At Telephone Reassurance, we cheer people up who don't usually have any contact with people on the outside. We make about 125 calls outgoing and handle about 50 incoming calls."

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