Active Retirement: Volunteer Champion

Helping others makes retirement meaningful for Marcie Palmer


- Posted on Sep 4, 2018

Marcie Palmer 2018 Volunteer Champion

Content provided by Good Samaritan Society.

Marcie Palmer has been volunteering all her life and continues the habit in her retirement. "I believe we need to keep busy and use our brains," she says. "If we don't, it will be a very dull life."

Among her strategies for keeping busy is visiting her friends and neighbors. She spends time every day with residents of her retirement community, whether they live on their own or have moved to the skilled care center. Resident Terese Ortutay relies on those visits. "I am here alone," she says. "What would I do if I didn't have friends like Marcie to look after me? I'm thankful to God for friends like her."

Marcie was honored in June as the Good Samaritan Society Volunteer Champion at the organization's annual meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Watch the video to see how this active volunteer puts her life philosophy into action.

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