The Phelps County Senior Companion Program has chosen June Hinson as October’s Senior Companion of the Month. Hinson was born in Montauk, and has one brother and five sisters.
Hinson married and raised four children while continuing to work. Through the years June has worked at AT&T, Brown Shoe Company, and H.D. Lee Die Casting. She and her husband also raised horses and dogs.
In 2014, Hinson became a Senior Companion.
“It gives me purpose. It is my mission. I just love doing for the folks I am with,” she says. One of the many special things Hinson provides for her clients is picking up hot lunches from the Nutrition Site in Rolla and taking them.
As Senior Companion of the Month, Hinson received a floral arrangement donated from Blossom Basket Florist and a Sinks Pharmacy $10 gift card.
The Senior Companion Program is sponsored by the Phelps County Commission, funded by a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service as well as several local groups and individuals. Community members who know a Phelps County resident who might benefit from the services of a Senior Companion, or someone who is 55 or older who would like to become a Senior Companion, can call 573-458-6180 for further information.