The Steuben Rural Health Network would like to highlight Mr. Eugene Binder as their Non-Profit Volunteer. Eugene has been volunteering with the network as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Peer Leader for the past three years.
He chose to volunteer with the Network because he “has successfully managed coronary atherosclerosis, hypertension and type 2 diabetes” and so it gives him the “opportunity to share with others what has worked.”
As a Volunteer for the Network, Mr. Binder faces challenges when it comes to teaching the class. One of his hardest challenges is “trying to be successful in conveying ways for class attendees to successfully manage their chronic conditions and improve the quality of their lives.” It’s not an easy task but Mr. Binder manages to achieve this and more with his time.
When not volunteering for the Network, Eugene likes to spend his time “traveling, hiking on places like the Finger Lakes Trail, doing trail maintenance, and collect and study wild mushrooms.”
The Steuben Rural Health Network is a service of the Institute for Human Services.