July 19, 2017
PHOTO PROVIDED Mercy Care Board of Directors presented Volunteers with the “Doors of Mercy,” a photo collage project developed by elders and volunteers depicting elders opening their doors to their Mercy Care Friends.
PROGRAM: Seeks to comfort lonely elders, promote communities friendly for the aging
LAKE PLACID — The Board of Directors of Mercy Care for the Adirondacks recently marked the 10th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy’s renewed mission to enhance life for local senior citizens.
Mercy Care works to relieve the isolation and loneliness of elders, empower communities to become more aging-friendly and raise awareness about the challenges and aspirations of older adults.
At a free event at the Crowne Plaza Resort Golf House Restaurant in Lake Placid, board members expressed their gratitude to volunteers, donors, partner organizations, government officials and community leaders for encouraging and supporting Mercy Care.
Mercy Care Anniversary Event Chair Susan Sweeney, a board member, and Board President Jerry Hayes presented four awards:
• The Tender Courage Award, given to Sister Patricia Vetrano, president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community, and Dr. Paul Reiss, president of the Board of Mercy Uihlein Health Foundation in 2007.
They led the way 10 years ago in establishing Mercy Care.
• The Community Empowerment Award, presented...