News : NGMC Lifeline Volunteers Recognized
GAINESVILLE, May 29, 2012 -- Lifeline, an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), recognized volunteers who work with the emergency response system at a recent luncheon.
Held at Lake Lanier Island’s Legacy Lodge Resort & Conference Center, the luncheon honored volunteers for their work installing and maintaining personal emergency response systems for residents of northeast Georgia. This year, the luncheon was dedicated to the memory of Jim and Catherine Telford, founders of the Lifeline program.
Lifeline volunteers were congratulated for 28 years of commitment to "preserving the dignity" of the physically disabled, medically at risk and older adults in our community.
This past year, Lifeline volunteers installed 103 units, drove more than 11,855 miles and gave more than 1,554 volunteer hours, allowing subscribers to continue living independently in their homes with the security of knowing they can quickly access help if they need it. By pressing a lightweight, waterproof alert button, worn around the neck or wrist, subscribers can signal the Lifeline call center, where trained staff can determine what kind of help is needed and call for it immediately.
"Our Lifeline volunteers are the heart of the program," says Dianne Appling, Lifeline coordinator. "I thank them for their commitment and compassion in helping others throughout our community and for giving their time to the Lifeline program of NGMC."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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