Clarence Griffith, Baylor University Medical Center’s oldest volunteer, was featured in a WFAA story recently, where he shared why he continues to volunteer every week at the age of 105.
Griffiths first came to Baylor University Medical Center as a patient, when he had triple bypass surgery at the age of 94, but has volunteered consistently with the organization for the past 10 years. He told WFAA that he started volunteering to help patients and comfort families after the death of his wife. He stated, “When you’re with people you’re not lonely.”
Baylor University Medical Center thanked Griffiths for his 10 years of volunteer service by throwing him a 105th birthday party, where Baylor chaplain Mike Davis shared, “He’s a rock star when it comes to volunteering.”
The organization shared this via its Facebook page:
“This week we celebrated the 105th birthday of one of our most dedicated volunteers, Clarence Griffith! For the last 10 years, he’s selflessly given his time to support patients and families at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. Wish Clarence a happy 105th birthday!”
Read the full story here.
*Photo courtesy of Baylor University Medical Center – Dallas Facebook Page
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