At 98, Jim Mardin has led an incredible life, and he intends to keep on living it for several more years. We had our conversation shortly before COVID-19 forced him to stop his three days a week volunteer job. He still drives, takes no medications, enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and loves sharing stories about his life. He is kind, optimistic, curious, unafraid, and very entertaining.
I was at a meeting recently at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland and happened to notice two women painting brightly colored designs on a child’s rocking chair. Curious, I poked my head through the door to get a closer look. Longtime Cancer Community Center volunteers Marcia Gelkey and Pat Deignan were putting finishing […]
Congratulations to Brain Injury Voices for being one of four hospital volunteer programs in the United States to win the prestigious HAVE Award (Hospital Award for Volunteer Excellence). The national award is sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and will be presented on May 5 in Washington, DC during the AHA national conference. Brain […]
When Jane Staley was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the early 90s, she looked for a place where she could connect with other people dealing with cancer. She didn’t find what she was looking for, so with help from a group of friends, business and community leaders, cancer professionals and cancer survivors, she created a […]