Living Well Volunteer Fair

Marie R. Milleage

Pam Milam, Manager of Volunteer Services, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, the featured speaker at the January Volunteer Fair presented to a packed audience an inspiring and motivating talk about volunteerism as it benefits recipients and volunteers. She shared a delightful anecdote about a volunteer who is committed to fulfilling her position at the hospital because she receives as much gratification in her role as the individuals who are beneficiaries of her experience and good-natured personality. This volunteer is in her late 90s.

Fair attendees eagerly visited the agencies’ booths and learned how some Robson Ranch residents are currently making a difference as volunteers and who shared details about their experiences at Texas Health Presbyterian Denton, Hearts for Homes and the American Cancer Society at Texas Oncology.

Applicants were encouraged to utilize their skills and expertise by becoming acquainted with these and other community agencies in the greater Denton area. A total of eight organizations offered a variety of opportunities, some of which do not require experience as training is provided.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton: Front Reception Desk, ER Liaison, the Caring Clinic, Center for Women Registration, Medical Imaging waiting room and more.

American Cancer Society at Texas Oncology: Health Service Volunteer to talk with patients, distribute literature, monitor tablets or Kindles, demonstrate wigs, provide lap blankets, caps and offer other courtesies.

Area Agency on Aging: Benefits Counselor, Nursing Home Advocate, Ombudsman, Workshop Facilitator or Coach for Matter of Balance, Diabetes, and Chronic Health Self-Management Workshops.

Denton Senior Center: Event Planning, Art Display, Games, Garden, Library, Reception Desk, Craft Store, Community Outreach and more.

Good Samaritan, Lake Forest Village: Team member in Event Planning, Fundraising, Library and more.

Hearts for Homes: Technical or Construction, Team member on Finance, Homeowner Relations, Volunteer Coordination and Human Relations, Marketing, Fundraising and PR, or Projects Committee.

RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program): Recruits individuals age 55plus and places them with nonprofits across Denton County in areas of education, food security, health, ushers, docents, libraries and more.

Victory Therapy: Assist instructors and horses share the gift of riding with physically, mentally and emotionally challenged individuals. No experience needed.

Refreshments and/or door prizes were provided by Good Samaritan, Hearts for Homes, RSVP, Victory Therapy Center and Living Well at Robson Ranch. Living Well seminars are free and open to Robson Ranch residents with advance registration. For more information please contact Marie Milleage at [email protected] or view the website:

All content within presentations sponsored by the Living Well at Robson Ranch Committee is intended for general information only. It should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of a professional health care provider. Neither the Living Well at Robson Ranch Committee, Robson Ranch Denton HOA, nor Robson Communities is responsible or liable for the content and do not endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised in any presentation.