Patty came to volunteer at Four Seasons after her husband was cared for at Elizabeth House in 2015. He fought a long battle with cancer and, as she recounts, “The services he received
and the assistance I was given allowed me to be strong for him and make his last days comfortable in a loving and safe environment. “After this experience,” continues Patty, “I knew I had to do my best to assist Four Seasons in continuing this delivery of service to all those who were in need. So, I went to the volunteer training classes at Four Seasons and decided to help out at the Hospice Home Store.”
Patty’s professional background is in education. She received her master’s degree from UNLV and worked for the Clark County school district in Nevada for 28 years. She’s lived in Hendersonville since 2005. Patty remembers why she chose to volunteer at the Home Store. “I was greeted there with such warmth and kindness and I knew I had found a wonderful way to ‘pay back’ the dedicated staff at Elizabeth House.
On my first shift, I was asked to rearrange the table settings on the dining room furniture that was on display. From that day forward, I have always felt I was appreciated and that I was a part of a productive, friendly staff.” Four Seasons Retail Director and General Manager, Bobby Bennett, couldn’t agree
more. He shares, “During her weekly shift at the Home Store, Patty Vega has continued
to demonstrate our value of excellence in her work, rearranging and setting the décor
throughout our store vignettes. She has a wonderful eye, and always leaves the footprint of
her efforts as each of her shifts comes to a close.”
Like many of our volunteers, Patty shares her time and talents elsewhere in her community. “I have also volunteered at Four Seasons Home Care and at the Hendersonville Historic Museum.” For her, volunteering is a way to stay connected to her community and have fun while doing it. “What a pleasure it is to volunteer. Sometimes I feel as if I am just having too much fun and should be paying the Home Store for letting me come in and help.”
She concludes, “It is such a pleasure to work in an environment where customers are always so pleased, and they compliment all the staff in regard to how clean and well-organized the store looks. Those who donate items know that we value the possessions of their loved ones and that we are thankful for these donations.
It is always a ‘great day’ at the Home Store.”
If you have items you would like to donate, please call (828) 696.0625 to schedule a drop-off/pick-up today!
Learn more about the Four Seasons Hospice Home Store.