Lifeline, an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, recently recognized volunteers who work with the emergency response system during a luncheon at Lanier Islands.
Volunteers were honored for their commitment to preserving the dignity of the physically disabled, medically at-risk and senior adults. The service allows seniors to call for help 24 hours a day at the touch of a button.
Volunteers have installed 2,748 units, driven more than 1 million miles and given more than 38,994 volunteer hours since Lifeline was founded 31 years ago.
“The Lifeline volunteers are the reason Lifeline has enjoyed three decades of success and faces a bright future. Our volunteers bring talent, passion, incredible work ethic and tremendous knowledge,” said Dianne Appling, Lifeline coordinator. “The difference they make in the lives of so many is powerful and comes at a time when the need has never been greater. Thank you for giving your time to help others.”
Special guests at the event included Mike Skobba, chief nursing officer at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Braselton campus; Scott Masters, director of emergency medical transport; Lynne Allen, director of volunteer services; Barbara Bostwick, president of The Medical Center Auxiliary; and Jeff Thompson, director of pastoral care.
Lifeline subscribers also spoke to the group about why they value the service.
Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers Jim Telford and his wife founded Lifeline of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
For more information about the Lifeline program, call 770-219-8899. Lifeline serves subscribers in Hall, White, Lumpkin, Dawson, Forsyth, Stephens, Rabun, Towns, Union, Banks, Jackson, Habersham and Barrow counties.