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During National Volunteer Month in April, many volunteers were recognized for their continual efforts to better their community. This year, Mustang Creek Estates of Allen honored two senior volunteers for their outstanding efforts working with residents at the community. Shorty Dillard and Roy Durell are having a big impact on assisted living and memory care residents through their regular volunteer efforts. Twice a month, Dillard brings his guitar to lead a sing-along with residents, and Durell also visits twice a month to provide entertainment in the form of ballroom dancing; whether he’s dancing with the residents or using his local contacts to provide professional entertainment for the residents. Mustang Creek Estates of Allen was proud to honor these volunteers with their 2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards and they celebrated their commitment with a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch hosted on Friday, April 28. Residents and staff helped prepare a special meal for their volunteers, presented them with handmade cards, as well as presented Dillard and Durell with a certificate.

 “We are so honored to have volunteers like Shorty and Roy interact with our residents,” said Angella Horton, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Allen. “They take the time to get to know everyone and make them smile. They do so much for us that we wanted to honor their commitment to our community and show appreciation to them for the time, effort and planning each visit takes. Volunteers help us provide unique offerings and activities for our residents, and we’re always looking for people in the community who have a passion for seniors to volunteer with us in some way.”

For people interested in volunteering at Mustang Creek Estates of Allen, call 972-359-0200.

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