A Client's Story: Bert Ramker
How TLC impacts her independence
Recently, we dropped a client off for an appointment, and before she made it in the doors she was greeted by three different people. It seems everyone knows her, and if you’re from Waverly chances are you’re familiar with Bert Ramker too.
Bert moved to Waverly in 1951 and started Ramker Construction with her husband Bob. “Waverly has always supported us, and it’s a wonderful place to raise a family,” she said. After living here for many years she eventually decided it best to have someone else drive her when she needed to leave her home.
Her wonderful family members, church friends, and neighbors have all been instrumental in helping her complete her errands and attend her usual events, but she also relies on The Larrabee Center. “It has helped me a lot. My family and friends aren’t always available and it has relieved me knowing I can use Larrabee.”
She knows first-hand how important The Larrabee Center’s services are for local residents and often uses TLC’s senior services to get rides to medical appointments, hair appointments, dental appointments and more. “The availability is what I appreciate most. They’ve treated me very well, are always helpful, and make sure I get in and out of my appointments safely.”
Bert first learned of TLC services through her son and now is sure to tell everyone who needs in-home or transportation assistance to give TLC a call. “There are still a lot of people who don’t know about The Larrabee Center. We have so much help available in Waverly, you just have to be aware of the services.”
Thank you Bert, for your cheerful personality and for spreading the word about TLC’s Senior Services. We are honored to serve community members like you who have impacted Waverly for many years!