The Grand Island Town Board issued a certificate of appreciation to a town employee who is "always willing to go above and beyond to secure the safety of our seniors."
At Monday's meeting, before addressing town business, the Town Board issued a certificate of appreciation to town employee Tammy Violanti "in recognition of her service to the members of the Golden Age Center since June 2007."
"Tammy exemplifies the ideal, caring employee," the certificate says. "She walks frail seniors to and from the van when necessary to ensure they arrive home safely. If there is no response when she arrives at a scheduled stop, she takes the time to call the Golden Age Center to have us call and check on the resident. Twice, this dedication has proven life-saving when residents were unable to come out to the van because they needed medical attention."
In issuing the certificate of appreciation, the board said, "Thank you, Tammy, for being compassionate and going out of your way to take care of your senior residents."