Honoree: Rosa Runge
Honored by: Council on Aging Orange County
Cause Area: Human Services
Rosa Runge has been a volunteer support group leader with the Council on Aging-Orange County ReConnect Program since August 2013. In her role, Rosa displays a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills in arts and crafts, and has a great ability in making projects out of recycled materials. Her strong communication skills have been useful to teach others, while her humor and personality bring out the best in everyone. Rosa’s creativity, leadership, inclusiveness and overall good attitude brings clients together, empowers them, and helps them build strong relationships, as they become more connected to the community. Rosa is a role model to our clients and her encouragement consistently helps clients who were isolated or lacking support find happiness and better quality of life.