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July 2019 - Engage for Every Age
Summer heat takes a break.

Hello <<First Name>>!
 
With summer continuing to beat on, it was nice to have a small break in the heat last week. I am thankful for the many volunteers that drive our Georgetown seniors in the summer heat. As Faith in Action continues to grow, it's during the breaks in our day that we stop and think of the blessings bestowed on us, whether that's the opportunity to travel, like our volunteer below, or the opportunity to partner with a local organization. Read on to catch more of where we are going and how you can learn with us!

Cheers,
Vickie Orcutt
Executive Director 

Thanks Comfort Keepers!

Faith in Action Georgetown partnered with Comfort Keepers of Georgetown with a magnet campaign! Thanks to staff, friends, and volunteers who placed magnets on their cars for one month to help promote Comfort Keepers and Faith in Action Georgetown.

The contribution of $1,500 continues to provide services to our senior neighbors!

Volunteer Spotlight

Swiss-born Ursula Pinner has been a volunteer driver for the seniors of Georgetown since October 2016. After traveling internationally for 17 years with her husband Cleamon’s annual career moves, raising her son Randy, and teaching high school teens for 20 years in Austin, she and her husband settled down in Sun City about 6 years ago.

As she moved from place to place all over the world, she continually involved herself in volunteer work, taught foreign language to adults, managed a child care facility, worked in a thrift shop, and was a member and President of the American Women’s Association in Chicago. After settling in Houston and then Buda, she received her teaching degree from UT, began teaching high school foreign language, led several European trips with her foreign language students, and was also a CASA volunteer.

Ursula is currently a tour group organizer for international tours of 20-25 people twice a year. Her travelers are from Sun City, giving them the opportunity to travel with people they know. The group gets to know each other through their monthly newsletter and during a pre-tour party where they meet face to face before their journey. This September takes them to Singapore, Borneo, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, and Bali.

Even with all her travels, she has managed to provide over 200 rides since starting with Faith in Action almost 3 years ago. When we caught up with Ursula, she shared, "I find it rewarding and enjoy when I can put a smile on someone's face."  Ursula’s smile fills the room. Her happy spirit is contagious. Her clients are so appreciative of her assistance. What a gift she is to the seniors of Faith in Action!

Thank you Ursula for sharing your story and for brightening the day for the seniors of Georgetown!


Are you interested in volunteering with Faith in Action? Attend our next volunteer orientation or contact Michelle by email or by calling 512-827-2640. 
SAVE THE DATE!
Quality in Long-Term Care Conference

August 12-13, 2019

Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center
Georgetown, Texas

Texas Health and Human Services and the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing are hosting an informative two-day, free conference on quality long-term care.

The first day will have a professional focus and the second day will focus on information relevant to many health-care disciplines as well as family members and consumers.

Registration is available at the link here.
Quarter 2 Award Winners Announced!
Click here to read about these awesome volunteers!
Upcoming Events:
 
~ August 15 & 28, September 12: Volunteer Orientation 
 
~ September 2: Labor Day, Office Closed

~ September 27: United Way, Day of Caring
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Faith in Action Georgetown is a non-profit organization helping seniors maintain their independence and quality of life by providing transportation and other volunteer services.

Learn how you can be a part by clicking the links below!
Clients are able to request a ride up to a month in advance. The 3-day notice for local rides and 5-day notice for out of town rides is the minimum amount of days needed. Call Anne at 512-868-9544 if you have any rides that need to be scheduled throughout the month of August!
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