February's Volunteer of the Month Ron with his granddaughter.
Aging Resources wouldn't operate without our incredible volunteers and community partners. We want to thank the many individuals and businesses who donate their time, talent, and treasure in supporting older Douglas County adults by partnering with ARDC. This February, we are highlighting Ron, an ARDC volunteer. Ron is relatively new to the Aging Resources family, but has jumped in head first and consistently helps deliver meals to some of the more rural ARDC clients. Ron is dependable, and conscientious, and elicits many smiles when he's out visiting with older adults. We're so grateful to have Ron as part of the Aging Resources volunteer team! Get to know Ron below...
What brought you to Aging Resources of Douglas County?
I liked how my volunteer service time would be used with Aging Resources and how it would help those who could really use it.
What’s a memorable story from your time volunteering with us?
The memorable thing that stands out right now, is that I really enjoy talking with ARDC clients.
What do you love about helping the older community?
It's a very appreciative community.
What advice would you share with someone who is thinking about volunteering with Aging Resources?
Give back while you can. At some point, you may be the one receiving the help!
What are some of your hobbies?
Spending time with my family (a highlight is my 3-year-old granddaughter). The outdoors (mountain biking, hiking, camping, traveling). Practicing my artistic abilities and reading.
What is something that’s on your bucket list?
More of this - The outdoors (mountain biking, hiking, camping, traveling).Tandem Skydiving too!
What is a fun fact about you?
I spent 6 years in the Marine Corps as an Infantryman from 1977 to 1984 (from the age of 18-24). I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. I traveled to the Japanese mainland; Okinawa; Tinian; South Korea and the Philippines. I really enjoyed the comradery; the travel and the exciting new experiences it provided me.
Thank you Ron for being such a wonderful volunteer for ARDC and making such a difference in the lives of older adults! We appreciate you!