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Volunteers making a difference!

Lynette Myers, Karen Claycombe, Pat Hauer, and Anderson Doug Thompson have been named Volunteers of the Month for their ongoing service and dedication to the agency and York County's older adults.

Lynette MyersWest Manchester Township resident Lynette Myers became a Friendly Visitor due to a love for the elderly that was nurtured by her mother, who would take her along on visits with the elderly in their community.

"Visiting the elderly is very rewarding," Myers said.  "When you volunteer you bring happiness and joy into someone's life."

Karen ClKaren Claycombeaycombe of Penn Township also volunteers as a Friendly Visitor for YCAAA.  She enjoys volunteering as it allows her to give back to the community and help those in need. It enriches her life and opens doors to new life experiences and knowledge.

Karen believes that your service is appreciated wherever you volunteer.

APPRISEPat Hauer.2.jpg and Financial Counselor volunteer Pat Hauer of York Township uses her skills she attained while working to educate the elderly about health insurance and setting up a monthly spending plan.

"Volunteering benefits both the giver and receiver," Hauer said, adding that it gives her pleasure knowing that she is able to help others, especially older adults.

ManA. Doug Thompsonchester Township resident Doug Thompson became an Ombudsman volunteer after calling YCAAA about volunteer opportunities.  He thought about the quality of care his older brother received while in a long-term care facility, and feels volunteering as an Ombudsman is a means of giving back to the community.

"Volunteering is not about me but a means of getting the message out about helping others," Thompson said.