Ginny Morris is a loving, caring person. A resident at Country Meadows of Leader Heights in south York, Morris, 98, enjoys participating in programs to help others.
As a former nurse, she says helping people is who she is. “I was a nurse for 40 years so it just comes naturally for me to help people, and I’m also a Christian,” she says.
As one of the leaders of a resident group that plan sfundraising events to support a Weekend Backpack Program—a partnership program which provides food for needy children to eat over weekends, Morris says volunteering to help local youths fills her heart. “It means everything to me. I never knew there was so much hunger in our area until I found out about the Backpack Program.”
While her nurturing characteristics remain from her days as a nurse, her medical knowledge has come in handy. She had an opportunity to use her nursing experience to save another resident who was choking. “I never had any second thoughts, I just jumped up and told her to get up,” she says as she talks about performing the Heimlich maneuver. “I was so grateful I was there. I think the Lord is looking down and using me.”
She concludes. “Once a nurse, always a nurse.”