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volunteer http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1223/all en Bone Builders volunteer keeps elders moving freely http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304bone-builders-volunteer-keeps-elders-moving-freely <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> ORWELL &mdash; Marlene Latourelle had already spent the past six years helping Shoreham-area seniors stay fit and battle osteoporosis as the leader of a twice-per-week Bone Builders class when she decided she wanted to expand her outreach.</p> <p> Now the Orwell resident is preparing to teach a tai chi class &mdash; an additional offering she believes will help seniors of all physical abilities remain active and social.</p> <p> &ldquo;I really enjoy it,&rdquo; she said of Bone Builders and tai chi. &ldquo;I almost don&rsquo;t look at it as a volunteer thing.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/16690">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201304bone-builders-volunteer-keeps-elders-moving-freely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell volunteer Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:12:17 +0000 xian 16690 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Baker, 94, is face of volunteerism at Porter Hospital http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206baker-94-face-volunteerism-porter-hospital <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12137" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206baker-94-face-volunteerism-porter-hospital"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/marybaker2774.thumbnail.jpg" alt="marybaker2774.jpg" title="marybaker2774.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MARY BAKER, 94, was recently recognized for her 10,000 hours of volunteer service at Porter Hospital, dating back to 1980. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A hospital can be an intimidating and foreboding place for those who first cross the threshold looking for a sick loved one somewhere in a veritable honeycomb of rooms.</p> <p> Porter Hospital is no impersonal honeycomb, but visitors can still be anxious &mdash; until they see Mary Baker. It is then that furrowed brows become less crinkled and destinations become more clear as Baker smiles reassuringly, issues a warm welcome and asks if she can help.</p> <p> And she invariably can.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12138">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201206baker-94-face-volunteerism-porter-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Porter Hospital volunteer Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:25:24 +0000 John Flowers 12138 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Moms take hundreds of shoes to Haiti http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201moms-take-hundreds-shoes-haiti <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10540" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201201moms-take-hundreds-shoes-haiti"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/haiti.thumbnail.jpg" alt="haiti.jpg" title="haiti.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THREE HAITIAN BOYS show off the new soccer balls donated by Addison County soccer enthusiasts and delivered earlier this month to Port-au-Prince by local volunteers traveling with Soles4Souls. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Just before the Jan. 12 second anniversary of Haiti&rsquo;s devastating earthquake, three local moms early this month delivered more than 700 pairs of shoes collected in Addison County to needy children on the Caribbean island.</p> <p> &ldquo;There is an incredible culture of humility that happens when you take a trip like this because we come from a place of such excess by comparison,&rdquo; said Andrea Ward, a New Haven resident, who made the Jan. 4-8 relief trip to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with Maria Graham and Kelly Hickey.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10523">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201201moms-take-hundreds-shoes-haiti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Haiti volunteer Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:00:07 +0000 Kyle Finck 10523 at http://www.addisonindependent.com