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Suzette Sola — Friendly Visiting

DOROT volunteer since: 2005

Suzette Sola How did you get involved with DOROT?

A friend.

What type of volunteer activities do you do?

I visit seniors who don’t get out much, need someone to talk to and cry sometimes. If they can go out with a walker, we do. More important is their morale, when they can empty their feelings.

In what ways has your DOROT volunteer experience impacted your life?

I appreciated more what I have. When I see what it could be — I can walk, have a social life, and my health is not too bad for my age.

What motivates you to continue volunteering at DOROT?

Just seeing how happy someone is when they see me.

Most memorable volunteer moment:

I went to visit a blind person before she died. She told me she wanted me to be there for her birthday party — 90 years old, but so bright. Unfortunately, she passed away before the party.

What would you want other volunteers to know about volunteering at DOROT?

You have to do it with your heart, your sensibility, and sometimes a lot of patience. Most importantly, that the seniors knows you are a friend.

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