Pines at Poughkeepsie volunteer receives Volunteer of the Year Award

The Pines at Poughkeepsie is pleased to announce that our very own Carlos Berroa was honored at the New York State Health Facilities Association/New York State Center for Assisted Living’s 68th Annual Convention and Expo Awards Banquet!  He was a recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award.  The Volunteer of the Year Program recognizes outstanding volunteers serving in skilled nursing facilities.

Carlos, a retired corrections officer, has volunteered at our center for the past year, and has spent more than 400 hours at our facility.  Carlos has become a vital member of the recreation department.  He is our facility’s grill master, dealer for the roulette table, and is happy to be the muscle when setting up for activities.  Our residents and staff alike have come to know him well and he is an expected and anticipated presence at many weekly events.  Carlos’ hard work and dedication to our residents is outstanding.

We feel blessed to have such a wonderful person volunteering in our center.  Congratulations Carlos!