A Marshall resident was honored this week for 33 years of service at the Marshall Habilitation Center. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Catherine Miles:
Miles, 102, says she now spends five days a week as a foster grandparent to one young man, who is blind and in a wheel chair. “I just do all the talking…entertainment,” said Miles, “They like to be talked to, and they understand everything you’re saying, so I just do all the talking. Always believe your voice. When you say something, they know that it’s you. That’s all I can do, is just entertain him by talking to him. And they like to be touched…get a hold of your hand and swing around.”
Miles has volunteered as a foster grandparent at the Marshall Habilitation Center for the past 33 years.
Miles traveled to Jefferson City on Wednesday to receive the Senior Service Award from Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder.