Volunteers honored at Senior Center's 27th Annual Volunteer Recognition
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart” by Elizabeth Andrew was one of the quotes reflecting this year’s theme, “Volunteers are Hearts in Motion”, of the Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council’s (PTSCC) 27th Annual Volunteer Recognition, on Friday April 27th. One hundred forty two of PTSCC’s 283 volunteers participated in an hors d’ oeuvres reception at The Cotillion in Palatine.
Laurie Stock, Council Board Chair, welcomed the guests and thanked them for their service to the Palatine Township Senior Center. She reported, “Last fiscal year PTSCC volunteers donated 14,533 hours of service, worth over $316,680! You are making a difference!”
A special thank you to Friendship Village, HCR Manor Care,
The Arlington Rehabilitation and Living Center, and Home Depot of Palatine for their contributions to this event.
The following were recognized:
Rolling Meadows location, Northrop Grumman Corporation, for generously donating their time by painting parts of the Center and cleaning up properties of some of our clients. Northrop Grumman also donated the printing of our Gala Save the Date Cards, invitation package and program. These donations have saved PTSCC hundreds of dollars.
Rolling Meadows resident, Fred Masek, for his leadership as Board President of the 50+ Computer Learning Center and his rewriting of computer materials.
Palatine residents include: Paul Bohlmann, for his contributions as coordinator of the tax program for many years and being a tax preparer.
Mary Kittler, for her willingness to be a Bingo caller for Thursday Bingo, a trip supervisor and help in the office.
Theresa Steigerwaldt, for donating many items for the bingo raffles and the way she makes new people feel
Lixian Su, for her help in preparing home delivered meals and helping in the kitchen.
Myrna Zenteno, for her ability to translate in Spanish and English for anyone, anytime and her support of the Latino programs.
Bartlett resident, Kevin Romejko, for his leadership as
Co-Chair of the 2012 Gala and his on-going promotion of the center and its activities.
Buffalo Grove resident, Jerry Schultz, for his involvement in the PTSCC Advisory Council and for being the lead
volunteer for the Pinochle group for the past 8-10 yrs.
Hoffman Estates resident, Jean Swenson, for assisting with Adult Day Care activities and helping the participants.
Medinah resident, Suzanne Horwath, for her love of the clients in the Meals on Wheels program and for how she goes out of her way to help them.
Arlington Heights resident, Linda Murtaugh, for her professionalism and assistance on the sponsorship committee for our 2012 Gala.
Lincolnshire resident, Walter Blake, for his expertise in all things Medicare and for his dedication.in helping with
S.H.I. P. (Senior Health Insurance Program).
Vernon Hills resident, Boris Arkadyev for his efforts to help his Russian speaking neighbors and friends with Escort Transportation Services and Friendly Visits.
The Palatine Township Senior Citizens Council (PTSCC) provides programs and services which support older adults and their families by encouraging independence, well-being and connection to the community. Our Recreation, Education, Health and Wellness, Noon Dining, Home Delivered Meals, Adult Day Care, and Social Services programs are available to persons 50 and older and their families who live in Palatine Township and the surrounding communities in the north and northwest suburbs. Services are available in English, Spanish and Russian at eight satellite locations. Our Social Services staff also makes home visits as needed. For more information, visit our website at www.ptscc.org or call 847-991-1112.