-From Lifestyles, The Olympian, 11/25/92|
Volunteer Of The Week
Art and Minnie Irvine, Volunteers of the Week, work with Shelton Services to
At-Risk Seniors (STARS) program. The Irvines have been volunteers with STARS
for over 1 1/2 years. They serve as host and hostess for the program, service
lunches, helps at bingo games. Art plays the guitar and use humor to keep an
upbeat mood for the clients.
"Art has excellent leadership qualities and can fill in anywhere. I can turn
the program over to Art if I have to leave, and I know he will keep things
going," says Christie Logan, program assistant site director. "Minnie plays
cribbage and communicates with clients and is especially helpful with people
who have special needs. In fact, Minnie is unable to speak herself and uses
her excellent non-verbal communication skills and "herder" instinct to get
people up and going.