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Volunteer Spotlight                         First Friday Art Stroll at NLH

                       Arlene Marshall      Painting: Linda Dessaint—Afternoon Delight
                                            The Friends of New London Hospital Art
                       moved to New         Program partnered with the Center for the
                                            Arts to bring their First Friday Gallery Stroll
                       London from Dover,   to NLH. On Friday, May 2 guests who strolled
                                            through our main entrance met these five
                       NH about 50 years    featured artists:

                       ago after marrying    B renna Colt—Everyday Objects, Taken Out of
                                             Environmental Context: Photography
                       Ralph Marshall.       Linda Dessaint—Fine Art Landscapes: Oil/Pastel
                                             A nn Eldridge— Nature Studies Using Traditional Etching
                       While bringing        Techniques: Etchings
                                             Stephen Gorman—The Art of the Wild: Photography
Arlene Marshall        up her son and        B arbara Hunting— Acrylic on Board with Emphasis
                       daughter, Arlene      on Landscapes: Acrylics
                                            This exhibit remains on display for the enjoyment
worked for Colby-Sawyer College in the      of all through August 28. For more information visit
                                            www.newlondonhospital.org/art or call 603-526-5322.
Alumnae office for 21 years and for New
                                            Photograph: Stephen Gorman—Receding Ridgelines
London Trust for 13 years as Bill Kidder’s

administrative assistant. She later worked

local part-time jobs.

After retiring, Arlene still wanted to be
productive, so she decided to volunteer
as Supervisor of the Checklist (for the
past 12 years), at Kearsarge Area Council
on Aging and at NLH. Arlene’s volunteer
career at NLH began in 2004 and has
included work in the Friends Gift Shop
and on the Medical/Surgical Unit and
in Specialty Services, which has been her
longest assignment and where she feels
most helpful to the staff.

Arlene appreciates how NLH President
and CEO Bruce King reaches out to the
community. “We are so lucky to have
this facility here,” she said and related
her personal experiences at NLH. She was
taken to NLH’s Emergency Department
(where her daughter-in-law works)
a few times, and was very impressed with
the care she received there. And when
she broke her ankle, her orthopaedist
delayed his vacation to treat her at NLH.
We appreciate Arlene’s many capable
volunteer contributions at NLH over the
years. When not busy volunteering here
and elsewhere, Arlene enjoys knitting,
gardening, traveling and playing with
her great-granddaughter Casey.

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