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Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

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Pictured left to right: Rich Duesterhaus, board chair, SCOV; Michelle Scott, executive director, SCOV; Mike Collins of Rep. Gerry Connolly’s office and Del. Mark L. Keam (D-35).

Each year more than 200 volunteers at Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) serve as medical drivers, companion drivers, friendly callers and visitors, health and wellness counselors, fundraisers and grant writers. These volunteers run programs such as Lunch n’ Life, Adventures in Learning, trips and outings, special events and caregivers’ support groups. These services are available to anyone age 50 or over who lives in the Oakton and Vienna community. In addition, the agency also serves seniors in Reston and Fairfax. Quoting the proclamation directly, “the services and programs offered by this extraordinary organization (SCOV) help to ensure that our seniors stay connected to the community through promotion of active lifestyles, ongoing social integration, and availability of resources for older residents to use their experience, training and skills in significant roles in society.”

In 2012, SCOV's volunteers provided 9,000 hours of service for older adults of 50 or more years. To learn more about the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton Vienna, visit their website at HYPERLINK "http://www.scov.org/"www.scov.org or contact Michelle Scott, executive director at tel:703-281-0538 or director@scov.org