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Volunteer Spotlight

This week's volunteer spotlight shines on George Schwindeman who is involved with the SHIBA program as He was the King of Idaho SHIBA.

George Schwindeman was instrumental in promoting the SHIBA Program in the State of Idaho in 1985 through the Idaho Senior Lobby. George was a man who got things done and was well known and liked by many Idaho Legislators, the VA and the Senior Community.

George was awarded the Purple Heart of Valor while serving his country during WWII. When George retired from active duty, he continued to serve in Veteran's services assuring that every serviceman received their Military Rights performed at their funerals, to going to coffee with his Veteran chums and assisting with benefits issues until his passing on 7/24/2011.

The impact of George's volunteerism is too great to measure. His willingness to help anyone with anything knew no boundaries. Once retired he dedicated his life to the service of others focusing on the Veterans and the SHIBA Program. "People need help, and I believe in helpin' people."

George saved the Medicare Beneficiaries that he counseled thousands of dollars by solving complex billing issues, combating fraud and connecting people with any assistance programs that they would qualify for.

Watch this space for monthly changes to our Volunteer in the Spotlight. If you would like to nominate someone to be a volunteer in the spotlight, submit your nomination to your volunteer coordinator, giving the name of the volunteer and why you think he or she deserves to be in the spotlight.

View previous weeks' SHIBA Volunteer Spotlight recipients.

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