As Thomasville resident Sabrina Orman wakes up every day, her mission is to make a distinction in somebody’s life. And, as vitamin program supervisor for Davidson County Senior Companies, she will be able to accomplish that in a whole bunch of seniors residents’ lives.
A lifelong Davidson County resident and graduate of East Davidson Excessive College, Orman started her profession by working in childcare. She acquired her affiliate’s diploma in childcare from Davidson County Neighborhood School, and labored on this area for 22 years, changing into the supervisor of a daycare middle in Thomasville earlier than becoming a member of the workers of Davidson County Senior Companies in August of 2000.
“After 22 years in childcare, it was time for a change, and I went from youngsters to seniors,” Orman stated. “I at all times labored with the meals program, and I simply occurred to see the place Senior Companies wanted somebody within the vitamin division, and I assumed, ‘properly, that is for me.’ I have been there ever since.”
Overseeing the Davidson County Meals on Wheels program, which has 23 routes, together with 5 congregate vitamin websites, Orman enjoys her work with volunteers and senior residents. She says that every day is a brand new problem as this system feeds 256 Meals on Wheels recipients and roughly 150 seniors at numerous congregate websites across the county.
“No two days are the identical, that is for certain,” stated Orman. “That is greater than a meal — it is a wellness examine each day. We’re making a distinction, simply assuring these seniors that they’ll have a superb day and that somebody is right here that cares for them.”
Averaging 100 folks on the wait listing for Meals on Wheels at any given time as a result of missing funds and volunteers, Orman sees the significance of the vitamin program extending far past meals. To her, additionally it is a possibility to higher the lives of others in her group.
“For lots of people, they’re households nonetheless work, and a few folks haven’t any household. We’re simply right here for them, and it is all about them,” Orman stated. “I at all times inform folks once I go to their houses ‘I’ll be praying for you,’ and one time an aged man known as me the subsequent day and he stated ‘Sis, I do know you prayed for me as a result of I felt it,’ and I simply know in my coronary heart that I made a distinction in his life. Hopefully, each day, I could make a distinction in somebody’s life. I simply need to at all times, every day, say one uplifting factor to any person which may make a distinction of their life.”
Orman additionally strives to assist others at her church, New Life Baptist in Archdale, as a Sunday faculty trainer and kids’s church employee. She has labored in these ministries for practically 20 years as a strategy to be round youngsters.
Married for 45 years to husband Mike, the mom to 2 sons and grandmother to 5 says she has no plans to retire and has hopes to proceed to serve her group for years to return.
“So long as I can do it, I’ll do it,” stated Orman. “Even once I do retire, I’ll ship meals … something to assist others.”
Caleb Sink is a contract author for The Dispatch.
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