GSN NEWS STAFF
Gilbert resident Florine Noel is having quite the week.
She won the Ms. Senior HomeWell title from HomeWell Senior Care after logging 5,100 volunteer hours at Dignity Health’s Chandler Regional Medical Center and recording 19 years as the weekly greeter at Sunday services at Chandler Christian Church.
In connection with her title, she was “crowned” last week at a celebration at Sunrise of Gilbert Senior Living, where she lives, and road the town Parks and Recreation Department’s float in yesterday’s Gilbert Days Parade.
She also will be feted at a dinner on Wednesday at the Chandler Regional Medical Center during a volunteer recognition event.
“She has lived in the East Valley for over 56 years and claims she never met a person in Arizona she hasn’t liked,” HomeWell spokeswoman Heather Hildreth said.
Noel worked for over 30 years as a corporate secretary for Air Services International Inc.,which gave her an opportunity to visit a number of places here and abroad.
Lori Mercer, Chandler Regional volunteer coordinator, praised Noel, saying she’s been a loyal volunteer for more than 10 years.
“We are so happy to bring recognition to such an amazing local senior,” Hildreth said.