O’Livia Meeks, a veteran volunteer at West Georgia Health’s Twin Fountains Home, recently was honored with WGH’s 2014 Volunteer of the Year award.
Meeks has been a mainstay at Twin Fountains since April 1, 2009, providing her happy countenance and resourcefulness for all the residents and employees there, officials said.
She’s delivered flowers, comforted Twin Fountains residents, greeted guests and made Twin Fountains Home a better place by giving of her time and care.
“O’Livia Meeks certainly has a servant’s heart. She is kind, compassionate and patient with all whom she teaches,” said Jean Lewis, WGH director of volunteer and community services. “Her smile is infectious. The residents and staff at Twin Fountains Home absolutely love to see her coming in the door.”
Her smile has been seen for almost 950 hours, gracing all who enter Twin Fountains.
“Over the last several years, O’Livia Meeks has been an example for other volunteers. O’Livia goes out of her way for everyone,” one staff member wrote in nominating Meeks for the award. “She is dependable, knowledgeable, kind, patient, positive, proactive and an asset to our team. She is very caring with the residents and friendly with the staff, and goes out of her way for everyone.”
“The residents enjoy O’Livia’s kind words, sweet smile and willing heart, as well as her positive, loving and caring attitude,” another staff member wrote. “She has a heart of gold.”