SUN CITY, AZ - At 104-years young, Ruth Marie Culver is making a big difference with her volunteer work at Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City.
"I just love people and I just love to meet them," said Culver.
That may be what drives this Golden Girl to the hospital each week where she works in the Environmental Services Department.
"I wanted to do some kind of work and not just stay home, and so I saw this ad in the paper that said volunteers needed," said Culver.
Culver answered the ad and has been volunteering for the past eight years.
"When I first came, I worked on books, all the patients and what they recieved. I worked on books for a long time."
"Ruthie has meant a lot to us at the hospital, and what she does is not incidental," said Julie Mudric with Boswell Banner Medical Center.
Culver volunteers one day a week and in that day will fold over 1,100 towels. It's enough to set the department up for the whole week.
"She's encouraging, to get up and get dressed and notice she has make up on her face, she really gets herself out," said Mudric.
As you watch Culver, you can't help but wonder what her secret is to longevity. Ask her and you'll get a chuckle.
"I have no secret, I don't know why, the Lord just wants me to stay around...I can't think of any other reason. If I do, I'll call you up," Culver laughed.
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