Dorinda Woodside has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Upper Cumberland Social Services Association.
Woodside volunteers at Riverview Terrace, an assisted living facility.
“Dorinda has been a valuable volunteer for us,” said Linda Greene, activities director at Riverview Terrace. “She holds a scrapbooking class once a month. Many of our residents may not have pictures of themselves made recently. Their pictures are either with their families or they are packed away. Dorinda uses the pictures we make at all of our activities to put in scrapbook albums for the residents. They are making new memories here. The pictures used in the scrapbooks are of their new memories. She holds a scrapbooking class once a month.”
“Last year she also planned a luncheon for the ladies,” added Greene.
Woodside has been a licensed practical nurse for over 35 years. “Our residents trust her judgment. Many will call her before they call their doctor,” said Greene.
Woodside said, “I love the elderly. I have always helped everybody. It’s in my blood. Right now, I take care of my 87-year-old mother and my 85-year-old mother-in-law. Some of my older friends don’t have anyone who can take care of them. I will take care of them too. I will take them to the store or to doctor’s appointments. I am blessed to have what I have and want to help anyone I can.”
Woodside was presented the award at Riverview Terrace by Cheryl Lecornu, president of the Upper Cumberland Social Services Association.