McLean Honors Volunteers at Appreciation Breakfast

Almost 400 volunteers recognized for work and dedication to McLean

On Tuesday, September 9, Lisa Clark, Vice President and Administrator of the McLean Health Center, alongside David Bordonaro, McLean President, and Kathy Cookson, Volunteer Coordinator, took the opportunity to honor McLean volunteers who provided extraordinary services in 2014 by holding a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast in the newly renovated Pfirman Dining Room.

 “We want to thank you for the time and energy you devote to McLean and to our residents. It’s your dedication that makes McLean the vibrant and caring organization that it is. Your personal sacrifice for the benefit of our community is greatly appreciated,” Clark addressed the room full of volunteers.

 Lorraine Daigle, McLean Auxiliary President, also addressed the volunteers, thanking them for their continued service in making the Gift Shop an integral part of McLean’s successful fundraising efforts.

 “The McLean Auxiliary was established in 1972 to support and operate a gift shop, with the proceeds of sales to benefit residents, employees, guests and community. Today our Gift Shop, staffed by both auxiliary members and non-auxiliary volunteers is an important source of revenue, which in conjunction with auxiliary fund raisers, membership dues and memorial donations help support patient programs and services, as well as finance a scholarship fund designated for employees or children of employees pursuing a degree in healthcare.”

 Currently, McLean has a total of almost 400 volunteers who serve in various departments including Hospice, Memory Care, the Auxiliary, the Gift Shop, Therapeutic Recreation, Wellness, Admissions, Assisted Living, Development, and Meals-on-Wheels. Volunteer activities can include visiting with residents, assisting with programs and activities, administrative tasks, driving, and community outreach.

 For more information on the McLean volunteer program or for ways to become involved, call 860-658-3700 or visit