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 achieve this 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 obtained her affiliate’s diploma in childcare from Davidson County Neighborhood Faculty, and labored on this area for 22 years, turning into the supervisor of a daycare heart in Thomasville earlier than becoming a member of the employees 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 all the time labored with the meals program, and I simply occurred to see the place Senior Companies wanted somebody within the vitamin division, and I assumed, ‘nicely, 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 positive,” stated Orman. “That is greater than a meal — it is a wellness examine daily. We’re making a distinction, simply assuring these seniors that they are going to have a superb day and that somebody is right here that cares for them.”
Averaging 100 individuals 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, it’s also a possibility to raised the lives of others in her group.
“For lots of people, they’re households nonetheless work, and a few individuals have no household. We’re simply right here for them, and it is all about them,” Orman stated. “I all the time inform individuals after 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, daily, I could make a distinction in somebody’s life. I simply need to all the time, every day, say one uplifting factor to anyone 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 youngsters’s church employee. She has labored in these ministries for practically 20 years as a option 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 after I do retire, I’ll ship meals … something to assist others.”
Caleb Sink is a contract author for The Dispatch.
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