Date: February 2, 2019 | Category: News
Catherine Rivers has been named the Volunteer of the Year 2018 for the Stockton Korth Center.
“We want to say a very special thank you to all the individuals who volunteer their time and service to the Korth Center,” said Pam Engleman, Cedar County Services Director for Care Connection for Aging Services, which serves 13 counties including Cedar. “The staff would not be able to do all that gets accomplished without the individuals from our community that give back to the Korth Center.”
After she moved to Missouri from Mississippi, Rivers said she checked out the senior center because “I needed to get out and meet people.” She very much enjoys volunteering at Korth.
“I thank God every day that I am able to get up and work,” said the 77-year-old Rivers, who lives about 20 miles west of Stockton. “I volunteer at the desk. I greet people as they come in and send people to whomever they need to talk to. I have really met some nice people.”
Rivers, a retired bank teller, volunteers every Monday at the senior center. She also volunteers at the thrift store and food pantry.
These 12 individuals were selected as Volunteers of the Month by the older adults who participate at the Korth Center: January-Carla Schloman; February-Sheila McCabe; March-Dan Watters; April-Laurel Cockrell; May-Gary Johnson; June-Linda Throne; July-Josie Young; August-Star Malouff; September-Sandy Moore; October-Billie Hughes; November-Chris Cruise; and December-Catherine Rivers.
“The Korth staff appreciates all the individuals who volunteer at the Korth Center,” Engleman said.