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VolunteerSquare Spotlights Waveny Volunteer, Melanie Turner

VolunteerSquare Spotlights Waveny Volunteer, Melanie Turner

Posted on July 16, 2015

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Categories: Volunteerism, Waveny Care Center

VolunteerSquare, an independent agency that strives to connect local non-profits with volunteers, has spotlighted Waveny volunteer, Melanie Turner, who recently inspired Darien High School's 2015 graduating class with her salutatorian address, relaying words of wisdom imparted by Waveny's residents. Read more about Melanie's personal Waveny experience here on her heartfelt guest blog.

"Disneyland is a happy place. Visitors do leave their troubles at the door, and for a short time, they do feel truly happy. However, vacation is temporary; when guests exit the park, their troubles are waiting for them. By contrast, the troubles I leave at Waveny’s door never seem to stick around. I come out not having only been distracted, but having gained new perspective. Having observed the residents’ sincere optimism in the midst of dire circumstances renders my daily struggles no longer significant. The happiness at Waveny spreads into my life and into the community in an ongoing way. It has been my blessing and privilege to volunteer at Waveny, a network of truly loving hearts."
Melanie Turner
Darien High School Salutatorian
Class of 2015

Waveny LifeCare Network provides a comprehensive continuum of care to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a not-for-profit organization that offers independent living at The Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer’s and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, an Adult Day Program that offers flexible weekday hours and transportation, inpatient and outpatient Rehabilitation Services, respite programs and community-based services including Waveny Home Healthcare, Waveny at Home and Geriatric Care Management. For information call (203) 1-855-WAVENY-1 or visit www.waveny.org.