Ovation Communities has a rich history of volunteerism dating back more than 100 years.

There are several community members who dedicate their time in supporting our residents through helping with activities and events, and friendly visits. One volunteer who has made a great impact on residents is Annie Kleynerman.

Annie began volunteering at Ovation while she was in high school. Her mother was the Director of Nursing at Sarah Chudnow and was a  great influence on Annie’s desire to give back to the residents. After she returned from college this past spring, she started volunteering again.

Being a Russian speaker, Annie connects very well to that population at Ovation. She enjoys translating and working with the activities department on programs and events. Most recently, Annie has connected with residents through zoom calls and by organizing a greeting card activity. The greeting cards were made by Annie, her friends, and her professors and their children. These touches are so impactful and greatly appreciated.

Annie recently graduated from the University of Miami, Florida with a bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in chemistry. She plans on applying to medical school this summer. In her free time, Annie enjoys art, free diving, and research.


“ Ovation Communities is so thankful to have amazing, caring and compassionate volunteers. Every day our volunteers take time out of their lives to visit with the residents and assist our staff with a variety of programs and other tasks. Annie Kleynerman is a volunteer who exemplifies the wonderful qualities of our volunteers and she shares her dedication and commitment to our mission. Her enthusiasm and caring shows in everything she does for us. We are eternally grateful for Annie’s service and the service of all of our incredible volunteers.”

–Beth Draper, Ovation Communities Volunteer Coordinator