Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Receives Grant from ExxonMobil Foundation

(L – R): James Rohrbaugh, Chief Growth Officer, Inova Loudoun Hospital; Kathie Hudes, Volunteer, Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (LNRC); Mabel Costello, Activities Department Program Manager, LNRC; Elizabeth Kaeser, RN, MSN, Administrator, LNRC.

Leesburg, VA – (March 25, 2009) — Thanks to her volunteer efforts at the Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (LNRC), Kathie Hudes presented a grant in the amount of $1,500 to Mabel Costello, Program Manager of the Activities Department of the LNRC on behalf of ExxonMobil Foundation and through its Volunteer Involvement Program.

The Volunteer Involvement Program is funded by ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of the ExxonMobil Corporation. Initiated in 1996, the Volunteer Involvement Program seeks to encourage employees, retirees and other eligible participants, including family members, to actively contribute their time and talent to charitable organizations by providing contributions on their behalf. The intent of this program is to encourage volunteerism to worthwhile charitable activities in the community.

Kathie, wife of ExxonMobil employee Tom Hudes, has been a dedicated volunteer for the Activities Department of the LNRC, which strives to increase the quality of life of its residents by offering a variety of daily activities. The residents look forward to these daily events, such as bingo and Wii bowling, to help provide a change of scenery and a chance to socialize. Volunteers build relationships with residents and their families by assisting with the activities or just spending a little one-on-one time chatting and listening.  Many of the residents have some wonderful stories of their past.

LNRC is always looking for people interested in volunteering their time and talent for a few hours a week to help bring a smile to others. Another way to support LNRC is through donations of toys, costume jewelry or puzzle books, which are awarded as prizes for various activities. A small beanbag animal, for example, can bring great joy and huge smiles to many residents.

If you are interested in sharing a little of your time and talent, can call Joan Reif, Manager of Volunteer Services at Inova Loudoun Hospital, at 703-858-6468, or Mabel Costello at 703-779-5423.

Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for nearly 100 years, is part of Inova Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

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