Local Ombusman recognizes Twin Cedars veteran

| 09 Jul 2015 | 11:01

Pike County volunteer and local Ombudsman, Kay Winkeleer has been visiting Twin Cedars Senior Living in Shohola for years. She has gotten to know many of the seniors and Veterans residing there, especially Walter Wilson, whose friends call him "Sarge ."

Wilson served in the US Air Force and flew the President on Air Force One all over Europe. Winkeleer makes a special effort to visit with "Sarge"�upon her routine Ombudsman rounds, in which she has taken the opportunity to learn about his life and to reminisce about his air force days.

This week Winkeleer presented Wilson with a special gift with grant funds donated by the Pike County Area Agency on Aging. She had approached the Agency regarding her special friend at Twin Cedars and her desire to purchase a unique plush bear that sang US Air Force songs, hoping to spark more vivid memories of his time in the service. The Agency decided to purchase the gift for Wilson which was presented to him by Kay Winkeleer and her husband Mitch. Wilson was pleasantly surprised and whistled along to the songs that he remembered.

Twin Cedars Senior Living is a small assisted living facility for seniors located in Shohola. The community offers personalized care and supervision in a country setting. Seniors can attend the adult day care program, enjoy a respite stay or stay long term. For more information about Twin Cedars, visit www.TwinCedars.net or call Tamara at 570-296-7471.