For their service and dedication to York’s older adults, Barbara Clark, Julie Geyer, Bill Tileston, and Suzanne Piccolo are York County Area Agency on Aging’s volunteers of the month.
Clark, of Hellam Township, volunteers as an APPRISE counselor as well as an ombudsman.
Clark is a retired human services professional with more than 20 years of experience working with seniors and families. She attributes her mother’s teachings about the importance of giving back and treating people with dignity and humanity as her inspiration to volunteer.
Geyer, of New Oxford, helps out the agency as a friendly visitor, a financial counselor, and a Matter of Balance coach. Due to her personal experience as a long-distance caregiver for her father, Geyer worried about others taking advantage of seniors. This inspired her to volunteer.
Tileston, of York Township, assists as a financial counselor, among his other volunteer activities. His work history was in finance and accounting.
Tileston believes volunteers are very important because they help meet critical, local needs in the community, especially when funding sources are increasingly smaller.
Piccolo, of Springettsbury Township, volunteers with the APPRISE program and special events.
Piccolo retired after 32 years with York County Children, Youth and Families, and believes that this is why she wants to continue to “give back to the community” by assisting her peers with “the wonderful world of Medicare.”