This week's volunteer spotlight shines on Kitty Andrews who is involved with the SHIBA program as Counselor.
Kitty has been a SHIBA Volunteer for over 17 years. In that time she has assisted thousands of Medicare Beneficiaries with billing issues, Medicare supplements, private insurance, retiree insurance plans, Medicare Advantage Plans and Prescription Drug Coverage. When she first began with the SHIBA Program, she was employeed by the Office on Aging RSVP Program that also serves senior citizens. Kitty retired from RSVP in 2010 and now serves as a full-time SHIBA Volunteer.
Recently Kitty won the prestigous Jefferson Award Certificate of Excellence for Public Service. Kitty is the elected Secretary to her husband's Antique Tractor and Engine Club as well as the elected Secretary of the Mini-Cassia Public Service Providers Organization.
Kitty's achievements as a SHIBA Volunteer have led to a dedicated SHIBA office where she serves the communities from Gooding to Malta. Kitty's exceptional patience, knowledge and expertise in the field of Medicare has set at ease the beneficiaries in her area. Kitty has been instrumental in recruiting other volunteers and advocates in the area she serves.
Kitty's laughter, character and human spirit is contagious. She infects those around her with love, warmth and kindness, and no one leaves her presence without feeling like family!
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.
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