WEST HARTFORD – Sandra H. Rulnick of Bloomfield has been named Volunteer of the Year by LeadingAge CT, an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations serving the elderly. The award was presented at the association’s annual meeting, held on Oct. 15 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.
Rulnick has been actively involved with West Hartford’s Hebrew Health Care (HHC) for more than 20 years, serving as Auxiliary president, board member and corporator. She represented Hebrew Health Care’s Auxiliary in 1999 in the National Association of Auxiliaries, Partners in Senior Life.
In 2009, she established HHC’s Ambassador Program to help families adapt smoothly to elder care services. She also works one-on-one with families, helping them to transition into HHC’s long-term stay care system, and offers tours to new families seven days per week.
“Hebrew Health Care is truly grateful to Sandy. Her humanity, kindness and warmth set the stage for families experiencing Hebrew Health Care for the first time; and her knowledge of our services and systems sets new families at ease during a very stressful time,” read a statement released by HHC.