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Anchor Health & Rehab celebrates Volunteer of the Year

March 22, 2019

Robbie Grant was named Volunteer of the Year by the South Carolina Activity Professionals Association.

He has been assisting his mother, Cherry Grant, the activity director emeritus at Anchor Health and Rehab for over 15 years. While at the facility, he helps residents with transportation, aids the staff with cleaning duties and provides companionship for the residents.

Robbie is the brother of Kristie Parker, and works for the Tri-Development Center.

“He’s God’s gift to me and everyone he meets,” Cherry said. “He treats everyone the same regardless of who they are.”

Robbie and his mother attended the SCAPA Banquet in Myrtle Beach on March 7 where he was presented with his award. The banquet featured a Dr. Seuss theme.

“Robbie is a very special young man, and no one deserves the honor more. He is always so happy,” said Doris Woodward, Anchor’s Resident Council president. “I’ve watched him grow up while he’s been here. He is a blessing to all of us who know and love him.”

On March 12, Anchor Rehab staff and residents held a celebration to honor Robbie and all his accomplishments. Robbie is a huge Clemson fan and was surprised by the Clemson Tiger who presented him with additional gifts from the facility, including a Clemson plate and cup along with a signed photo from Clemson head football coach Dabo Sweeney.

Robbie’s favorite foods of pizza and red velvet cake with ice cream were served at the celebration. Afterward, Robbie and the Clemson Tiger enjoyed hanging out together, working out with one another and visiting with the residents as they walked the halls.

“We are very proud of Robbie and thankful for all he does. He is a very special young man,” Kevin Ginn, Anchor’s administrator, said.