Yolanda Keller of Rolla was named Senior Companion of the month during the monthly in-service meeting held July 26th in the Phelps County Court House.

Yolanda Keller of Rolla was named Senior Companion of the month during the monthly in-service meeting held July 26th in the Phelps County Court House.
Yolanda has been in the Senior Companion Program since 2015 and currently works as an auxiliary hospital volunteer.  “I am a people person,” Keller says, “I like to help people.”

Before becoming a Senior Companion, Keller was a teacher, business owner and homemaker.  She is involved in her church and is a leader in a 4H project.  Keller enjoys swimming, reading and painting and even speaks a little German.
As Senior Companion of the Month, Keller received a floral arrangement donated by the Blossom Basket Florist and a $30 gift certificate from Hillcrest Pharmacy.

The Senior Companion Program is sponsored by the Phelps County Commission, the Corporation for National and Community Service as well as several local groups and individuals.  Senior Companions 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.