Volunteers honored

Posted May 31, 2011, at 5:48 p.m.

ROCKPORT — Pen Bay Medical Center’s volunteer recognition luncheon was held May 9 at Camden National Corporation’s Hanley Center in Rockport. The Pen Bay leadership congratulated and thanked volunteers from several groups, including Pen Bay’s gardening group, the Pen Bay Care-Scapers, as well as the joint effort by the Camden Garden Club and the Rockport Garden Club; the on-call chaplains and pastoral visitors; the PBH board of trustees; the Pen Bay Stitchers, an group of knitters; and the in-hospital volunteers.

Presidential Service Awards were presented to 48 volunteers, including nine Lifetime Achievement Awards to those who have contributed more than 4,000 hours during their volunteer careers; three Gold Awards for contributing between 500 and 3,999 annual hours; seven Silver Awards for contributing between 250 and 499 annual hours; and 29 Bronze awards for contributing between 100 and 249 annual hours. The volunteers receive a personalized certificate of achievement from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, a congratulatory letter signed by President Obama and an official President’s Volunteer Service Award lapel pin.

For more information on volunteer opportunities at Pen Bay Medical Center, contact Judi Trenholm, volunteer director, at 596-8553 or jtrenholm@penbayhealthcare.org.

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The Knox Center for Long Term Care recognized its many dedicated volunteers with a pasta dinner and award ceremony recently. Over the course of the previous year, Knox Center volunteers gave more than 2,100 hours of service, leading Bible studies, reading aloud, organizing tea groups, painting fingernails and visiting one-on-one with patients. The Knox Center’s volunteers span a range of ages, interests and demographic backgrounds and provide a community connection for the patients who live at the facility.

“We are grateful for the selfless service that Knox Center volunteers provided in 2010,” said Don Gross, administrator of the Knox Center. “Our volunteers are a key part of the care that we provide, and their commitment to the facility and the patients is a wonderful reflection of the way that the community cares for its elderly members.”

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“A gift given is a gift received” was the consensus view at a celebration held May 2 at Quarry Hill Retirement Community in Camden in honor of some four dozen residents who donated their time and energies to the retirement community during 2010. The Kno- Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice auxiliaries were honored recently with the annual Penobscot View Grange Community Service Award. The auxiliaries were noted for their continued support of Kno- Wal-Lin clients and staff. Two auxiliaries serve Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties, giving thousands of volunteer hours.  For more information, visit penbayhealthcare.org.

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