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York County Area Agency on Aging recognizes volunteers of the month

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March 13, 2019
Ruth Hartnett, Dean Wise, and Shirley Kinard have been named Volunteers of the Month by the York County Area Agency on Aging for their ongoing service and dedication to the agency and York County’s older adults.
Springettsbury Township resident Ruth Hartnett has served on the agency’s Advisory Council and as a volunteer ombudsman. She has played an important role in advocating for York County’s older adults.
“Life is short and slips by quickly, so if you share your time with others, you will meet wonderful people and make this world a little better for them and yourself,” Hartnett said.

York Township resident Dean Wise attributes his history of leadership roles in high school academics and athletics, to his community leadership roles today. He is a certified tour guide at the York County Judicial Center. He also volunteers as a substitute delivery driver, distributing New Horizons bundles in the community.
Volunteering is an outlet for extra-occupancy activities after retirement, Wise said, and added that it is a great way to give back to the community. He added, “It provides a means of interacting with others outside the usual social contacts at home, in my neighborhood, and at church.”

Shirley Kinard, from York City, feels that everyone is placed in this world to help others. She volunteers as telephone reassurance, performs AARP tax phone calls, and does other office work. She enjoys reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
“I have always enjoyed helping older people,” Shirley said.



Lori H. Uhl, 717-771-9610, lhuhl@yorkcountypa.gov