CONWAY, SC– On March 5, Conway Medical Center (CMC) volunteer, Jim Lannoo was awarded the 2015 Volunteer of the Year by Leading Age South Carolina, an association of non-for-profit senior living and care providers.

Lannoo has been a volunteer at Kingston Nursing Center (KNC) for the past five years.  He completed his clinicals for his nursing assistant certification at KNC and then decided to stay on as a volunteer.   Now he works closely with the Enrichment Team to organize activities for the residents and accompanies them on outings off campus.  Lannoo also helps during meal time to serve food and assist with feeding, and he even picks up other volunteers who need transportation.  Lannoo is currently training with pastoral services to become a Chaplin at KNC.

“Jim is one of those special people that come through your life and make an imprint.  He is one of the most giving and caring human beings I have ever known. He has a never ending spring of creativity and his willingness to help others is limitless and it is apparent when he volunteers,” states Laura Fowler, Administrator for KNC and MedStar.

Leading Age South Carolina is an affiliate of the national organization, Leading Age.  The mission is to expand the world of possibilities for aging and membership includes non-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services.

For more information call 843-347-5895.

Photo attached (L-R)- Tony Fountain, Past Chairman of the Board for Leading Age South Carolina, Carol Biagini, Director of Volunteer Services at CMC, Jim Lannoo, Vickie Moody, President & CEO of Leading Age South Carolina and Laura Fowler, Administrator for KNC and MedStar

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