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Aging Recognizes Volunteers Of The Month

Gayle Heagy, Carol Werning and Anne Rupp have been named Volunteers of the Month by the York County Area Agency on Aging for their ongoing service and dedication to the agency and York County’s older adults.

Following in her parents’ footsteps, Gayle Heagy has spent her lifetime volunteering with a variety of organizations – all while raising a family. As a general office assistant, special events volunteer and bulk mail deliverer, Gayle said it feels so good to make a difference. She hopes others will seriously consider volunteering in whatever way, with whatever time available. She encourages others to have patience while learning something new.

Following retirement from Pennsylvania Blue Shield, Carol Werning has served as a financial counselor with the Agency on Aging since 1998. She hopes others will volunteer and commit to treating seniors with respect to boost their morale and encourage sharing.

“Smiles are free and it is such a good feeling to make others smile,” she said.

In addition to financial counseling, Carol enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She and her husband volunteer for their school system and she was also the treasurer of her church.

APPRISE volunteer Anne Rupp enjoys helping fellow York County residents “solve the puzzle of making good choices in health care insurance coverage.”

Anne finds it heartwarming to help others and enjoys meeting the challenges it brings. She encourages potential new APPRISE volunteers to work at learning new things on a regular basis so the APPRISE program and its many volunteers continue their work. Anne and her husband are long-time members of the York County community and proud parents of a daughter.

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Media Contact: Jenny Nace, JMNace@YorkCountyPa.gov

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