I am amazed that 98 year old Mary Ellen Owens who works once a week in the Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater Florida has this wonderful attitude of greeting patients with a smile and a happy view of life.
Owens became a hospital volunteer recently as a way of giving back to the employees of the hospital who treated her husband with kindness and compassion before he passed away almost 20 years ago.
Mary Ellen works a four hour shift on Tuesdays with the help of a volunteer who gives her a ride on his automobile from her home since she does not have a driver’s license to legally drive an automobile.
One reason many senior citizens have learned to live such long lives is that once they find a purpose in life in doing what they love to do, it is one way to give everything they have by giving back to their communities by working in the role of a volunteer.
It is nice to see someone like Mary Ellen Owens work as a hospital volunteer once a week in Clearwater Florida since she hopes that people will follow her example to enjoy living to the fullest regardless of what anyone thinks.