From left, Alice Vardaro and Glendelyn Oxton are KWL Volunteers with over 7,500 hours of service. They assist in office work at our Rockland office.
Kno-Wal-Lin Lincoln County Auxiliary
Makes a Difference
Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice received a gift of $800.00 from the Lincoln County Auxiliary to purchase high-voltage stimulatory equipment.
The physical therapy department at Kno-Wal-Lin (KWL) is very excited about the support that is provided by the Auxiliary. Physical therapy patients that receive home care services from KWL will now benefit from this specific cutting edge purchase. The high-volt pulsed stimulatory is used to maintain or increase range of motion, prevent or retard disuse atrophy, re-educate muscles, relax muscle spasms and increase blood circulation. Electrical stimulation also improves the outcomes for the individual with a chronic wound while assisting in tissue repair.
Marilyn Andrews, a resident of Waldoboro and President of the KWL Lincoln County Auxiliary, has been an active supporter of KWL for many years.
“The Auxiliary started in 1980’s and our goal is to work closely with the staff at KWL by providing them with additional financial support for agency projects and scholarships. In the past we have assisted with such purchases as digital cameras, wound and ostomy supplies and equipment, professional journals and educational videotapes. The Auxiliary also implements fundraising events for special agency requests. Our most popular event is our annual luncheon that is held in Waldoboro each spring. We also provide visiting volunteers that make home visits to patients who may need transportation, companionship, or respite for caregivers. We have a unique and talented volunteer, Joe Gray, who makes medication boards, step risers, and any requested items that the staff need for their patients comfort,” states President Andrews.
The KWL Lincoln County Auxiliary is always interested in increasing their membership with new volunteers who would enjoy serving others. Please contact Joy Chamberlin, KWL Volunteer Coordinator, at 207 594-9561 for more information on how you can make a difference.
Pictured, from left, are: Marilyn Andrews, KWL Lincoln County Auxiliary President; Donna DeBlois, Executive Director of KWL; Mike Rich, KWL Physical Therapy Manager, and Margaret Andrews, KWL Lincoln County Auxiliary Secretary. This photo was taken at a presentation of donation for high-volt stimulatory equipment for KWL home care patients.
The annual Kno-Wal-Lin Lincoln County Spring Luncheon was held on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at the Second Congregational Church in Newcastle.
Each year the Auxiliary holds a fundraising event that aids in providing Kno-Wal-Lin (KWL) with funds for special projects or equipment, educational opportunities, or professional publications. Thirty- five hungry commuity members attended and were mightily satisfied with delicious corn chowder, pea and vegetable beef soups, several types of salads and tasty desserts.
Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice staff would like to recognize and thank the Lincoln County Auxiliary for their many years of commitment and dedication to assisting KWL to become the premier home care agency in three counties.
Soup Detail: From left, Peggy Andrews, Marilyn Andrews and Carolyn Gray at KWL Lincoln County Auxiliary Luncheon.
KWL Lincoln County Auxiliary Luncheon Crew, from left:
Marilyn Andrews, Judy Lawrence, Janet peck, Peggy Andrews, Janice O'Brien, Anna Shaw, and Carolyn Gray.
Kno-Wal-Lin (KWL) volunteers were honored at a Volunteer Appreciation Tea on April 26 in recognition of Healthcare Volunteer Week (May 23-29).
The visiting volunteers provide companionship, respite for caregivers, transportation and shopping and errand assistance for KWL homebound patients.
Typical volunteer activities include assisting nurses at flu and foot clinics, helping with office work and mailings and making items such as bed jackets, walker aprons, disposable pads and medication boards.
The Appreciation Tea was arranged by Joy Chamberlin, Volunteer Coordinator, KWL. Forty-five volunteers attended the tea that was held at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. The theme was ‘volunteers plant the seeds of kindness,’ and the tables were decorated with lovely flowers and packets of seeds.
The chocolate fountain, fruit, cheeses and cake were all delicious. Thank you, Kno-Wal-Lin volunteers, for a job well done.
Gail Schatzle, Volunteer, KWL, Joy Chamberlin, Volunteer Coordinator, KWL, Janet “Bird” Burns, Volunteer, KWL.
Marion Ginn, left, and Nancy Ludwig have been Kno-Wal-Lin volunteers for more than 20 years
Joe Gray of Jefferson, a member of the KWL Auxiliary from Lincoln County, has made dozens of medicine boards for KWL clients. Visiting volunter Lee Walck enjoys conversation, games, and lunches with Helen Ingram of Thomaston. Barnaby seems to enjoy the visits, too.