Wanted. Happy and joyful.
were just a few of the words used by volunteers of Presidential Oaks – formerly
known as the New Hampshire Odd Fellows Home – to describe how donating their
time to residents makes them feel.
Oaks volunteers were honored Wednesday, April 24 during the annual luncheon
held at noon. Guests dined on scrumptious chicken Marsala, rice pilaf, buttered
broccoli and enjoyed a decadent tiramisu for dessert. Each volunteer also
received a certificate of appreciation for their dedication to the residents of
honored included members of the Board of Trustees, representatives from local
churches, Bible study and Bible Discussion members – many of whom have been
serving the residents of Presidential Oaks for many years.
“It’s so good to come here. Many of the people we work with like to go to church but they can’t get out. They really enjoy that we can come to them. We can fill the need,” said Luis Jimenez of Trinity Baptist Church.
along with this wife, Shirley, has been donating their time to Presidential
Oaks for more than two decades.
all have such great stories,” Shirley said of her joy of working with the
what blesses me so much. They care for each other so much,” said Barbara
Nobrega, who helps lead Bible Study.
working behind the scenes, Trustees David Lent, Robert Wright and newcomer
Allan Moses agreed that they do the best they can at working to keep
Presidential Oaks a wonderful place for its residents.
worked in a number of different facilities, some of the volunteers also pointed
out that Presidential Oaks stands out on a variety of levels.
is really the best place to volunteer. Everything is well-organized, the
Activities staff are so dedicated and very involved. They have the residents
ready to go,” said Bible Discussion member Anne Kelly. “It’s quite a privilege
to come here.”
come away just feeling great,” said Barbara Welcome, another Bible Discussion
show that volunteer people are happy people,” added Barbara DiGorgio,” and we
can confirm that!”
more information about how you can volunteer your time at Presidential Oaks,
contact Krista Marrs, Director of Communications and Marketing, at 724-6111.
Oaks offers a full continuum of care for seniors including all-inclusive
independent living, medical-model assisted living, skilled rehabilitation and
recovery, long-term living, and hospice care. For more information or to
schedule a tour, call 724-6100, visit www.presidentialoaks.org or find us on
Photo caption: Presidential Oaks honored its volunteers on April 24 during the annual recognition luncheon. Attendees included, from left, front row, Shirley Jimenez, Eunice Pinto, Barbara DiGorgio, Activities Director Jane Teahan and Barbara Welcome. Back row, Trustee Robert Wright, Anne Kelly, Luis Jimenez, Barbara Nobrega, Trustee David Lent and Trustee Allan Moses.