Our recognition for volunteer of the month goes to Edie Kelson!
Edie began working for Heart2Heart as a volunteer coordinator in December, under a temporary work grant that expires at the end of February. Through her work both on and off the clock, Edie immediately made a big impact on Heart2Heart’s outreach to seniors.
At 72 years young, as she likes to say, Edie has been active in helping seniors find what they need to thrive for a while. Her employment at Heart2Heart gave her more resources to offer her well-established and new connections in the community.
Edie also jumped in to lead Heart2Heart events at care centers. At Brookdale Deer Creek, she taught residents how to create dream boards and later helped them make Valentine’s Day cards. In Pacifica Senior Living in Sunrise, she helped seniors decorate Christmas trees made out of magazines (which she meticulously folded for days before the event).
Edie also is working on a resource guide for seniors, which will be available on our website in the coming weeks.
We’re sad to say goodbye to Edie, the self-proclaimed Purple Lady, as an employee. However, we’re happy that she will forever be a part of our active and impactful group of volunteers. We know her she will continually brighten smiles with her buoyant personality and regal air, topped with a purple crown she wears as a child of God.
Edie, third from the right, poses with other volunteers after an crafting event at Pacifica Sunrise.