Thursday, August 1, 2013

Introducing AHCA/NCAL's 2013 Adult Volunteer of the Year, Lorraine Oakes!

AHCA/NCAL applauds Lorraine Oakes of South Mills, North Carolina on her 2013 Adult Volunteer of the Year Award!


Ms. Oakes has been a celebrated volunteer of Kindred Healthcare, Elizabeth City, a short-term rehabilitative and long-term care facility, for the past 22 years. She enjoys sitting with residents and getting to know them each on a more personal level. Ms. Oakes has created and significantly impacted multiple programs at Kindred Healthcare, Elizabeth City. Fifteen years ago, Lorraine played a major part in developing the facility’s thriving dining assistance program. She also created a popular Bible Studies program.

Ms. Oakes currently serves as the Volunteer Coach at Kindred Healthcare, Elizabeth City, and she advises all volunteers at the facility. She is also an active volunteer at local assisted living facilities and elementary schools.

“Lorraine always has a kind word to say to everyone she meets,” said Tonia Bryant, Executive Director at Kindred Healthcare, Elizabeth City, in her nomination of Lorraine. “We’re proud to have her as part of our team!”

Ms. Oakes’ dedication to serving others will be recognized at the AHCA/NCAL 64th Annual Convention & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, on October 6-9, 2013.

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