The Payson Regional Medical Center’s Senior Circle honored volunteers for their work in 2008 at a special event May 29. The luncheon program was presented at PRMC with great food by Deb Kalahar and Kristy River of the dietary staff.
CEO Chris Wolf presented the awards and Cory Houghton, director of marketing, assisted with decorations, photos and certificates.
Each volunteer received a certificate, pin, and a small gift. Special recognition was given to the following:
• Carolyn Scott and Rosalind Schuerer, Senior Circle 10-year pins;
• Ruth Hulse, Senior Circle 5-year pin;
• Sue Beckwith, Pat Carr and Clara Pribbenow, Volunteers with the Top Hours;
• John and Ilona Swenson, Outstanding Volunteers;
• Geri Bacon, Pat Carr, Ruth Hulse, Marcia Williamson, June Elston and Clara Pribbenow, Volunteers of the Month in 2008;
• Pat Carr, Volunteer of the Year.
Throughout 2009, the Senior Circle is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The big bash to commemorate this important milestone will be Saturday, Sept. 26. An anniversary potluck picnic is planned at Rumsey Park, with the Senior Circle providing the barbecue. The celebration will include music, raffles, dancing and door prizes.
Senior Circle members bringing a dish to the event will receive a gift. If a member brings a friend and they become a member, the “sponsoring” member will have their name entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate.
Becoming a Senior Circle member definitely has benefits and many are free. The Senior Circle works with physicians to provide health talks and free screenings for its members. Senior Circle members are the first to learn of new health services offered at PRMC and get firsthand information on open houses, and new technology being offered to enhance the lives of seniors. The Senior Circle also continues to partner with many organizations that provide services, such as the Attorney General’s Office, the American Cancer Society, AARP, and others. The goal of the PRMC Senior Circle is to educate and provide valuable education to the area’s senior adults.