Meet Your Neighbor: Bill Fastabend

Meet Your Neighbor: Bill Fastabend

Friday, August 2, 2019

Bill Fastabend was looking for a way to give back. When a friend suggested he volunteer at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital, he gave it a try. He hasn’t looked back in 10 years.

Bill helps with discharges and leading visitors around the hospital. “It’s rewarding. I enjoy doing it,” he said. “It’s just a good activity and it’s nice to give back to the community.”

A retired engineer, Bill worked at the Newport News shipyard before taking a job with Wiley | Wilson in Lynchburg. “Lynchburg was a nice town to raise a family,” he said.

Bill spends his day reading, following sports and enjoying friends. His wife receives care at The Summit Health and Rehab.

“We fell in love with The Summit. As soon as we walked in the door, I knew this was the place for us. The atmosphere here and the people are wonderful. It’s a very loving, welcoming community.”