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In their own words: MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center’s 90-year-old volunteers

In their own words: MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center’s 90-year-old volunteers

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What do you enjoy about volunteering at MercyOne?

“I think it’s the ability to communicate with the people. You know when you go in the door whether they want to visit, you adjust yourself accordingly. You look forward to it, I look forward to it.”

- Margaret Argos, 90, of Mason City, who’s volunteered with MercyOne since 2006.

“I enjoy everything. You get to meet new people, and you also get to see a lot of people that you know.”

- Pauline Bull, 99, of Mason City, who’s volunteered with MercyOne since 1990.

“I really enjoy volunteering.”

- Juanita Schubert, 96, of Rockford, who’s volunteered with MercyOne since 1995.

“It’s one where you receive much more than you ever give and you realize that, and most of all, you get to meet a lot of new people. I’ve met a lot of different ones and each one you find is different but enjoyable to be with.”

- Dorothy Yanney, 96, of Mason City, who’s volunteered with MercyOne since 1986.

“I got to meet a lot of nice gals that I work with, and it’s more fun now because Nancy took over. It’s fun working with her because she’s always so nice to us.”

- Rose Pappas, 90, of Mason City, who’s volunteered with MercyOne since 1995.

“I enjoy meeting new people and I like being with people and helping out wherever I can.”

- Betty Djuren, 94, of Mason City, who’s volunteered with MercyOne since 1989.

“I like that it keeps me active, both physically and mentally ... and as everyone else has said, you meet a lot of new people, new friends and you try out new things.”

- Shirley Eide, 90, of Mason City, who’s volunteered with MercyOne for more than 40 years.

Reach Reporter Ashley Stewart at 641-421-0533. Follow her on Twitter at GGastewart.

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