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Inspirational women give decades of service to hospital

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Two inspirational women, in their 90's, have provided decades of service to Baptist Hospital.

They believe age is just a number.

"I'm 97. That's young," said Connie Dickinson, "That's the way I look at it. I still have my health and I still enjoy what I'm doing and 97 is just a number."

Connie has been volunteering at Baptist Hospital since 1987.

Her duties are to help you find your way. She answers phones at the Information Desk and gives directions to guests.

At 97, she drives herself to the hospital four days a week. She's fortunate to work with her longtime friends who also volunteer.

Sitting next to her is Helen Burford, 90, who has been volunteering at the hospital for 22 years.

"It gives me something to do. I enjoy people. I enjoy working here and it gives me a chance to keep myself in good condition," said Burford.

Like Connie, Helen wouldn't have it any other way.

They enjoy meeting and greeting guests and making their hospital visit a smoother experience.

"See the sign up there says information? So, they think you know everything, " said Dickinson as she laughed.

Both ladies say they'll continue to volunteer for years to come.

"Until I can't do it anymore," said Dickinson.

Dickinson also volunteers once a week at the Calder Woods gift shop.

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