Another Great Phase in Life: I’m a wife and a mother. We raised our son and daughter in Eaton, sent them off to college, and now they have two lovely families including seven grandchildren in Cincinnati and Columbus. I am a retired professional, also. For thirty years I was a medical technologist in a children’s hospital laboratory. Much of it as a supervisor where we ran the blood tests to help diagnose the illnesses. Now, as the old cliche goes – I’d like to give back. But what? I was very analytical. My expertise was a microscope and constantly evolving technology. Then I was asked to consider volunteer work at the Preble County Council on Aging, Inc. OK, I thought it would be work, just something different.
What an eye opener! It did not take long to realize how much fun it was! I have met new friends and reconnected with old friends; people from all walks of life! Not just people who talk “hospital talk”! I know my volunteer contribution is important to other’s lives, and I am glad I have that rewarding opportunity. But, the meeting of new friends and old friends has given me the euphoria of playtime! I can’t wait for my day of volunteering to roll around each week! We often have lunch together in the Decade’s Diner and now have become such great friends that we meet socially outside the Senior Center, also. Yes, what a wonderful new phase of my life I have discovered through volunteering at the PCCOA.