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Celebrating a Great Teacher in Amory

Golden LivingCenters | posted August 22, 2014 | Bookmark and Share

Sara Pearson didn’t know if she wanted to be a nurse or a teacher when she was a student at Amory Career and Technical School in Amory, Miss., but after nursing school, she started her career in nursing. A few years later, the position that inspired her became available as the health sciences instructor, and she took it.

This month, Pearson accepted the AHCA Mississippi Group Volunteer of the Year Award at a luncheon held in Jackson, Miss. Her students regularly volunteer at the Golden LivingCenter - Amory, and she spoke about how proud she was of her students.

“When the students walk into the LivingCenter on the first day, they are terrified,” she said. “But after they spend more time in the program, they gain a lot of confidence and get out of their comfort zone.”

Pearson’s own grandmother also is a resident of GLC - Amory with the family moving her there shortly after Pearson’s class started volunteering at the LivingCenter because of the Alzheimer’s specialty unit there.

Next month, Pearson’s class will be considered for the national AHCA Group Volunteer of the Year Award, and we are pleased to share her story and champion an outstanding and caring group of volunteers. 

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