Care Providers of Minnesota recognized Madeline Rose Bollingmo with the Youth Volunteer of the Year Award at statewide convention
Heritage House of Kimball announced Nov. 26, that Madeline Rose Bollingmo was presented with a Youth Volunteer of the Year Award at a statewide senior-care convention held last week in Minneapolis. The Youth Volunteer Award recognizes an individual who has made contributions to the quality of life for residents or the working environment of staff in a long-term care setting.
Madeline was chosen for this award because of her commitment and dedication to the residents at Heritage House. She started volunteering when she was five and now, seven years later, Madeline is still helping wherever she can. She visits with residents, helps with meals and exercise time, and will come up with craft ideas and help residents with their projects. She even organized
a tea for the residents from start to finish: she picked the date, designed the invitations, created the menu; the day of the tea, she was the greeter, hostess, and emcee for the entertainment. She helped serve the tea and then stayed to help clean-up. Her willingness to help and assist others is very much appreciated by residents, their families, and staff.
Madeline was presented with her award during the opening session of Care Providers of Minnesota’s annual three-day educational convention for long-term care providers. Presenting the award was Patti Cullen, president and CEO of Care Providers of Minnesota; and Jim Birchem, president, ElderCare of Minnesota, Inc. and board of director’s chair of Care Providers of Minnesota.
About Care Providers of Minnesota
Care Providers of Minnesota is a statewide trade association created in 1947 which represents over 600 proprietary, nonprofit, and government-owned providers of long-term care including nursing facilities, housing with services, assisted living, foster care, home care, and hospice. Our membership includes providers ranging in size from three beds to 400; and includes over 100 business partners who actively support the Association and its members. More information can be found at www.careproviders.org.
Madeline Bollingmo was presented with her award. From left, presenting the award was Patti Cullen, president and CEO of Care Providers of Minnesota; Madeline Bollingmo; and Jim Birchem, president, ElderCare of Minnesota, Inc. Submitted photo.