For the past year Ann Hickey has been volunteering for the Institute of Human Services working as a peer leader for the 6-week long workshop called Healthy Living Steuben, a support group for those with a chronic disease. While there, she works to help them improve their quality of life by facilitating a discussion among group members to brainstorm solutions to common problems they face. She started doing this because she thought it was a worthwhile cause, something she believed would help to make a difference. She believes that the most rewarding part about volunteering is watching the lives of the participants improve before her eyes.
Ann currently lives Savona where she loves spending time outside and in the country. When she is not volunteering at IHS, she tries to keep busy by involving herself in a variety of different activities. She is very involved in her church and is an inspector for the board of elections on voting days. She also spent the past summer canning and freezing food for the winter. In addition, she recently acquired Silkie chickens to add to her collection of one feral cat, 2 dogs and horses.