NEWNAN, Ga. -- Edna Phillips just can’t sit still. At age 92, she is Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s oldest active volunteer.
Edna spent 44 years working for Playtex. After her retirement, she traveled for a year but ran out of places she wanted to visit. That’s when she walked into the community hospital located right behind her home, joined the Auxiliary and started volunteering. That was 1987. Now, 27 years later, she is still going strong.
As a member of the Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary, Edna is asked to put in 75 hours a year of volunteer work. It’s hardly a challenge and she far surpasses that goal. In fact, every Monday, all day long, you can find Edna working in the Piedmont Newnan Hospital gift shop.
“When I was growing up, I didn’t stay in the house,” recalled Phillips, who said she enjoys every minute of volunteering at Piedmont Newnan. “I just always had to be doing something. I can’t just sit in the house. I never could.”