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People & Places Sunday, Nov. 26

NHRMC Auxiliary Board elects officers

The NHRMC Auxiliary Board of Directors elected new officers for 2018 at their bimonthly meeting in November.

Georgia McCorkle will serve as president; Jane Creech, First Vice President; Teresa McKinney, Second Vice President; Char Molrine, Secretary; Zandra Spencer, Treasurer; and Nancy Linn, Assistant Treasurer.

The Board recognized outgoing members, Sandi Melton, Annie Serwan, Pat Weber, Sarah Kizziah, and Pat Ramsey.

New members Barbara Teichroew, Mary Cornell, Sue Bryan, Charlotte Brisban, Lou Hamilton, and Marjorie Kelly were welcomed.

Current members serving on the Board are Toni Kenerly, Judy Ann Deal, Jane Rowland, Ginny Wilbur, Grace Campbell, Eleanor Andrews, Sherry Wall, Mary Leonard, Barbara Thomason, Mary Sue Leonard, Sandy Morrison, Barbara Waggoner, Gussie Ryan, Carolyn Hood, Blanche Glover, and Jewel Ziprik.

The Auxiliary is celebrating it’s 82nd year of hospital and community service and includes 130 volunteers that have provided 13,000 hours of service this year. In addition, the Auxiliary donates thousands of dollars annually to the hospital community. The Auxiliary’s primary fundraiser, the Tree of Hope, provides an opportunity for contributors to honor or memorialize a loved one by donating $10 per light during the holiday season. If interested in donating a light to the tree, donations forms can be obtained in the NHRMC Gift Shop.


Memory Café a safe place for those with dementia


Trinity at Home has established a monthly Neighborhood Memory Café that  is free and open to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and their families, as well as their caregivers. Individuals with cognitive impairment and memory loss and their loved ones can socialize with others facing similar challenges in the stress-free and stigma-free environment. The monthly meetings are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. fourth Tuesdays at Gary’s Bar-B-Que. The meetings feature guest speakers, games, light refreshments, mutual support and access to information on community resources.

The next Neighborhood Memory Café will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Gary’s BBQ of China Grove, 620 Highway 29 N. Reservations are preferred. Call Teresa Dakins or Lauren Vordenberg at Trinity at Home at 704-603-2776.





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