The VolunTeen participants are pictured left to right: (back row) Sara Stier, Landon Foster, Tristin Lunde, Madison Uhlenkamp, Kyler Odden, Sarah Niemi; (front row) Shailah Strand, Alissa Volk, Shelby Heisey, Haylee Miron, Jacque Blessum, Kaitlyn Boucher
The VolunTeen Program at Heart of America Medical Center recently wrapped up for the summer. This program offers teens a chance to volunteer in Long Term Care at HAMC, spending many hours helping with bus rides, bingo, church services, baking, out of town trips, walks with the residents outside and more.
This year the teens worked a total of 604 hours, up from 343 hours last year. The VolunTeen Program, administered by Linda Kay Duchscher at HAMC, is open to 12 year olds or those who have finished 6th grade.
"We had a great group of kids this year, and they all worked really hard. The staff and residents miss them now that the program is over!" says Duchscher.
The VolunTeen Program concluded its 2012 year with an awards ceremony, recognizing the 2 VolunTeens who worked the most hours this summer: Sarah Niemi (82 hours) and Kaitlyn Boucher (78 hours).
Thank you for the wonderful care I received at Heart of America Medical Center and Johnson Clinic. Even though my stay was brief, their care for me was the best. Charlotte Brandt, Rugby
Heart of America Medical Center 800 South Main Avenue Rugby, ND 58368 Tel: 701.776.5261 Fax: 701.776.5448 TDD: 701.776.5043