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Oggie Barney

Oggie Barney

Position: Home Delivered Meals Driver

Organization: SeniorServ


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Oggy is one of our employed drivers for Meals on Wheels delivery

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Oggy is truly what makes our mission to serve and support seniors be successful. He has passion, commitment and dedication to serving our seniors and it is reflected in his work. He makes personal and caring connections with our clients that are proven by stories we hear from them.

When you speak with Oggy the touch of caring he provides to each of his clients is remarkable and truly and example to follow.

He takes the time to give a hug to a lady who loves getting a hug from him on the delivery days. Oggy told us how this lady’s face brightens up when he arrives and he never leaves her house before giving her a hug. The lady has multiple sclerosis and cannot fully use her arms and that hug that Oggy gives her makes a significant difference in her life.

There are multiple stories on the impact Oggy has on our clients. Oggy helped another of his clients connect her TV since she didn’t have anyone to do it and Oggy took the time to not only connect it but show her how to use it. Again, this might not seem like a big deal, but for that woman, it was her link to entertainment and the outside world.

Oggy does all this and more without seeking special recognition or even a pat on the back. It is done simply because he cares!

There is no better nominee that defines our mission than our driver Oggy!