Category Archives: Volunteer Stories

16 Nov
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Adult day care helps keep senior citizens active

Ninety-something-year-old Bill Herr typically needs two people to help him walk – with a walker, but he was cutting up a rug last week during Zumba class – a seated Zumba class – dancing across the room. Theresa DiVenti and ...

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16 Nov
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A pack of smiles: Local barn animal delivers joy to assisted living center

Everlast’s mop of curly hair and long neck make him the perfect height for looking people in the eye. He is smaller than an average alpaca, but as a therapy animal, he is just right. Lynn Cherish, the owner and ...

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30 Oct
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Judith Fishman and her Golden Helpers Bring Joy in Difficult Times

By Harry Bosk Like most Pets on Wheels (PoW) volunteers, Judith Fishman loves dogs and helping others. She regularly visits FutureCare in Reisterstown or Gilchrest Hospice and brings one of her Golden Retrievers with her. Initially, Judith didn’t think she ...

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19 Oct
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The Lesser Team, Volunteers Extraordinaire!

By Philip Hosmer The first time Steve Lesser volunteered for Pets on Wheels, he was discouraged and thought he was not a good fit for the program. He and his wife Eileen had taken their golden retriever Sandy to Arden ...

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06 Sep
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Pets on Wheels & Sailors

Among the many people Pets on Wheels touches are members of our military. We always enjoy our time spent with the men and women who protect our country, and we’re glad to be able to provide a few moments of ...

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30 Jul
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How Steve Pilara’s Chance Encounter Creates Joy Each Week

By Philip Hosmer When Steve Pilara and his dog Buster were walking in their neighborhood, they came upon a mother with a young boy that made them pause. The boy had Down’s Syndrome and was staring intently at Buster. The ...

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30 Jul
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Pat Sinclair and Ellie Make All the Difference

By Harry Bosk The residents of FutureCare of Dundalk are elated when Pets on Wheels (PoW) volunteer Pat Sinclair and her dog Ellie walk through the door. “They know when Ellie is in the house,” says Pat. “She isn’t their ...

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07 Jul
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Judith Fishman, Silver Volunteer Service Award Recipient

Like most Pets on Wheels (PoW) volunteers, Judith Fishman loves dogs and helping others. She regularly visits FutureCare in Reisterstown or Gilchrest Hospice and brings one of her three Golden Retrievers, Barney, Chloe, and Barney with her. This past year, ...

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