Community Action, Inc. announced the Clarion Hospital was selected to be the Senior Corps-RSVP Volunteer Station of the Month for February.

The hospital has been a Senior Corps-RSVP Station since March 1999. Patti Bell, director of Volunteer Services, has been with the Hospital since 2006.

“The Clarion Hospital is a non-profit and depends on the generosity of the community and volunteers. The hospital has endless volunteer opportunities available to those looking for something to fill their spare time and help out in the community. Current hospital volunteer opportunities include helping with the information desk and mail room, restocking supplies, visiting patients, transporting patients to/from the emergency room, and several other duties,” Bell said.

Senior Corps-RSVP recognized 16 volunteers for their years of service: 15 years – Rita Amsler, Janet Cairns, Nancy Jane Frost, Frederick Glosser, Martha Glosser, and Grace Troese; 11 years – Jean Amato, Carolyn McKay, Ruth McKay, and Doris Moore; nine years – Nancy Bard and Nancy Reed; eight years – Linda McHenry; seven years – Nancy Rettig; six years – Margaret Mortimer; and four years – Phyllis Howard.

“I enjoy greeting patients and visitors as they enter the hospital,” Nancy Reed said.

“I love people-watching and missed working with the public after I retired. I enjoy working in the mail room and preparing short procedure paperwork,” Doris Moore said.

“We have been volunteering at the hospital for 20 years, we love helping people. We assist in the pharmacy with unpacking and inventory, stocking patient rooms, delivering meal trays, and other tasks,” Fred and Martha Glosser noted.

Community Action, Inc.’s Senior Corps-RSVP is very proud to have the Clarion Hospital as a volunteer station. The hospital volunteers illustrate the true spirit of volunteerism and their dedication to making a difference in people’s lives.

Anyone who is age 55 or older and interested in utilizing their skills and talents to improve the community and change people’s lives, can become a member of Community Action, Inc.’s Senior Corps-RSVP. For more information or to volunteer call Samantha Schrecengost, Senior Corps-RSVP Project director, at (814) 938-3302, ext. 236 or toll-free 1-800-648-3381 or contact her via e-mail

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