Longmont woman honored for excellence in senior care
BOULDER, CO — In a surprise ceremony, the Leslie Weidner Memorial Award for Caregiving Excellence 2013 was presented by Homewatch CareGivers of Boulder County to Holly Holzwarth-Wolff, recognizing her outstanding and dedicated care for the senior population.
Holly Holzwarth-Wolff, of Longmont, has worked for Homewatch CareGivers as a personal care provider since June of 2006. She has been committed to making sure her clients’ needs are met, and has nurtured long-term relationships with them.
Julie Heidemann, Homewatch CareGivers’ owner, said, “Holly has a natural gift for providing care. She connects with her clients both intellectually and compassionately—she’s a great representative of our company and her clients adore her.”
One of Holzwarth-Wolff’s clients, Betty Stredler of Boulder, was on hand for the presentation. “Holly is a very special person and a wonderful addition to my life,” Stredler said.
“I enjoy learning from seniors and hearing about their lives. Their stories will never leave me,” Holzwarth-Wolff said, “My goal is to become an extension of my clients so I know what they need before they have to ask.”
The Leslie Weidner Memorial Award for Excellence in Caregiving was established by Homewatch CareGivers of Boulder County in January of 2007 in memory of their managing nurse, Leslie Weidner. Each January, a Homewatch caregiver is selected who embodies the compassion, dedication and kindness that Mrs. Weidner brought to Boulder seniors for over twenty years. Mrs. Weidner lost her battle with breast cancer in December of 2006.