Erma McDowell of Rolla was named Senior Companion of the Month for February.
McDowell grew up with one brother and four sisters in Belle. She enjoys crocheting, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her children and seven grandchildren. As a Senior Companion for 12 years Erma has enjoyed volunteering and being of service to the community.
McDowell received a floral arrangement donated by Blossom Basket Florist.
There are more than 70 senior citizen volunteers serving as Senior Companions all over Phelps County in private homes, residential care facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.
Sponsored by the Phelps County Commission, the Corporation for National and Community Service, as well as several local groups and individuals, Senior Companions’ greatest work is to help their peers maintain the independence they have worked for all their lives. If you know a Phelps County resident who might benefit from the services of a Senior Companion or someone 55 or older who would like to become a Senior Companion please contact 573-458-6180 for further information.