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  • McKibben named Senior Companion of the month

  • Judy McKibben, of Rolla, was named Senior Companion of the Month for June during the monthly in-service meeting held June 20 at the Phelps County Courthouse.
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  • Judy McKibben, of Rolla, was named Senior Companion of the Month for June during the monthly in-service meeting held June 20 at the Phelps County Courthouse.
    As a Senior Companion, McKibben works at Rolla Manor Care Center, visiting residents each week to help with playing games, working puzzles and sharing their stories.
    She has also served in area homes providing assistance with daily tasks, transportation and Respite clients, staying with loved ones while caregivers have needed time away.
    McKibben grew up in St. Louis with her three brothers and two sisters. She has seven children and 17 grandchildren. She enjoys sewing, quilting and doing other crafts.
    She enjoys spending time with her family and her little dog.
    Before becoming a Senior Companion, McKibben worked as a certified nurse assistant in the medical field.
    McKibben said what she likes about being a Senior Companion is that she enjoys meeting and helping the many nice people at Rolla Manor Care Center.
    As the Senior Companion of the Month, McKibben received a floral arrangement donated by Blossom Basket Florist, and the recognition of her fellow Senior Companions.
    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, call 573-458-6180 for further information.

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