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100-Year-Old Volunteer Retiring

5:42 PM, Oct 21, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - At the age of 100-years-old, a Greensboro man has decided it's finally time to retire from his volunteer job.

Paul Brackbill has volunteered at Cone Health for twenty-four years and donated more than 3200 hours of his time to the hospital. He volunteers as a dispatcher. When a patient needs to go home, a nurse calls him and he sends a wheelchair up to the patient's room.

He just gave up his driver's license a few months ago, and decided it was also time to step away from the hospital, too.

"I have outlasted my peers, but I don't know why. I just think I'm greatly blessed," Brackbill said. "I just like to mingle with the people and it's something nice to do. You get much more out of
it than you put into it."

Brackbill has no plans to slow down, though. He volunteers at his retirement community and has five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Cone Health is planning a special send-off for him. The Volunteer Center of Greensboro is also honoring his efforts.

If you would like to volunteer at Cone Health, visit www.conehealth.com/community/volunteer

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