We appreciate all the work our volunteers do in their communities. If you have
had contact with one of our volunteers and would like to recognize them here
for exceptional work, fill out the form below and we will include them on this
Praise given by: Jodine Sampson
Volunteer name: Arvin Hille
Thank you Arv for all your hard work assisting clients, taking the lead assisting other SHIBA counselors and the continued outreach and education he delivers in the community. He's such a tremendous asset to SHIBA. Most recently he received praise from for a presentation to the DHS eligibility team in Clackamas County. They said "they found the presentation very helpful; people were especially appreciative of SHIBA’s willingness to help our clients with the Medicare Choice counseling piece."
Praise given by: Betty Surrat
Volunteer name: Frank Arndt
Thank you Frank for all your help. Also to SHIBA for answering the phones.
Praise given by: Marilyn Holler
Volunteer name: John Sundell
John is so helpful, he listened to all of my questions and gave me good advice. I called in the fall because I was getting ready to retire, he said it was too soon for me to talk about my options. A few days ago he called me out of the blue and we discussed my options. It was unexpected and welcomed. It is amazing that he is a volunteer. He is very knowledgeable.
Praise given by: Teresa Cowles
Volunteer name: Ann Locke
This is an absolutely invaluable service. Anne spent a considerable amount
of time with me answering questions I had from the Medicare website and navigating
the book that the state publishes about Medicare programs. This really helped
me clarify my needs and make a decision. Bravo Oregon for doing this and Brava
Anne for her expertise, patience and caring for seniors
Name: Kathy Thomas
Volunteer name: Sally Peatow
Sally recently volunteered to take on the coordinator's position and already
we have seem positive changes. She is especially dedicated to providing quality
service and really cares about our clients...and our volunteers. Thank you Sally.
Name: Debbie Mode
Volunteer name: Judy Riggs
Judy Riggs has been a tremendous help in Linn County. Judy's regular counseling
location is Albany – due to gaps in coverage in the county she has been willing
to travel to Lebanon and Sweet Home and help clients in those areas also. I
really appreciate her taking the extra time and incurring the expense to travel
to the outlying regions. She is an excellent team player.
Name: Pam Cooper
Volunteer name: Bill Newell
Very good at explaining all the components of Medicare!
Name: Frances Grimshaw
Volunteer name: Pat Zimmerman
Pat has helped me beyond belief. I was told a long time ago that I did not
qualify for extra help and talking with Pat (via phone) she informed me other
wise. She has helped me to understand how much help there really is and to get
me started how to fill out the forms etc. I still have to call her from time
to time for advice or something I have forgotten. (Which happens a lot) I'm
so thankful to have her as a counselor and to know that if I ever need any assistance
with anything that have Pat to rely on. A gold star goes to this lady!
Name: Carol Burks
Volunteer name: All Volunteers I have spoke with
Every volunteer I have spoke with has been amazing! I always hear good things
about you from prospective members. Keep up the great work!
Name: Sam Likens
Volunteer name: Bill Schnautz
Bill has become such a strong resource for his fellow team members. I appreciate
his patience and generosity of time and spirit.