Patty Madsen is Tougher than 2020.
Patty was nominated by our franchise partners David and Darcy Carpenter in Nebraska City, NE.
David tells us:
We would like to present a superstar, our wonderful angel Patty Madsen. Patty joined us in 2013, after “retiring” (little did she know!). Since then she has been our over-the-top caregiver, working tirelessly with a never-ending stream of receivers over the years.
Patty is a caregiver who never, ever says “no.” If someone can’t make it to one of our 24/7 clients, she goes! She has already volunteered to work both Thanksgiving and Christmas. She is our Duracell bunny. Her batteries never run out!
On top of working 40 hours a week, often more, Patty also volunteers in her “spare time”. Her volunteer work includes TeamMates (a mentoring organization for disadvantaged youth), the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, her church, and more. And she still finds time to make homemade greeting cards, and do fun things with her four grandchildren.
One humorous note about one of her current angel assignments. Patty is helping us with a (sometimes) sweet 95-year-old client. The tough part of this assignment is mealtime. The client is a picky eater, but “picky” truly doesn’t describe this challenge. We have to remove the seeds from her banana before we serve them! But it doesn’t faze Patty. She does it all with a smile and a great spirit.
I believe God brought her to us to share with all the wonderful people we’ve had the privilege of caring for over the years. She was a gift to us and Seniors Helping Seniors®, and we in turn get to share that gift with our clients. She has always been the epitome of a senior helping other seniors, and she is definitely Tougher Than 2020!!
David and Darcy, thank you for sharing Patty’s story with us. She is an angel indeed.
Patty, we thank you and honor you for all you do for seniors, and for being Tougher than 2020!