Meet the Norfolk County RSVP volunteers who helped seniors during COVID and beyond in this week’s A Good Age column.
DEDHAM – Why is it some retired people “take” to volunteering?
“Everyone who does this has a reason why; they get something personal out of it,” Cris Goldsmith, volunteer coordinator for the Norfolk County RSVP, said last week. In giving, they get much more back.
The occasion was the annual recognition luncheon for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of the Norfolk County Commission.
The event, under a large white tent on the spacious lawn of the Endicott Estate, was a happy reunion after two years of COVID separation. Volunteers shared stories, humorous anecdotes and their gratitude for opportunities given them.
Mal King, 77, of Stoughton, retired from running a toy business and followed some business advice he took to heart: “You should never turn down a chance to go someplace and meet someone.”
Source: ‘You made him smile’: Volunteer retirees share time, talent with community