Lifeline, an affiliate of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, recently recognized volunteers who work with the emergency response system during a luncheon at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge Resort & Conference Center. Volunteers were honored for their service and commitment to preserving the dignity of the physically disabled, medically at-risk and senior adults in our community.
Sue Holliman was among the Lifeline subscribers featured at the luncheon. Joined by her daughter, she spoke about how independent Lifeline allows her to be.
“I have a nickname for my GoSafe Mobile Help Button — I call it my best friend,” said Holliman. “I chose this name because your best friend is always there when you need them, and so is my wonderful Lifeline!”
Medical Center Auxiliary volunteers Jim and Catherine Telford founded Lifeline of Northeast Georgia Medical Center 33 years ago.
During the course of three decades, Lifeline volunteers have installed 2,883 units, driven more than 1 million miles and given more than 42,242 volunteer hours — allowing subscribers to continue living independently, in their homes, with the security of knowing they can quickly access help if they need it.
“The Lifeline volunteers are the heart of the program,” said Dianne Appling, Lifeline coordinator. “It is an honor to stand behind the wealth of knowledge, compassion and commitment each one of you display. I wish to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers, and all of you in the organization, for your support these past 33 years.”
For more information about the Lifeline program, new wireless equipment or to request information about how to become a volunteer, call 770-219-8899. Lifeline serves subscribers in Hall, White, Lumpkin, Dawson, Forsyth, Stephens, Rabun, Towns, Union, Banks, Jackson, Habersham and Barrow counties.