2013-08-30 / Community News

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Scarborough Terrace honors Ladies Auxiliary for service


Nancy Conway, left, poses with Terri Huntley, director of Scarborough Terrace and Sue Tapley, president of the Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary, after being honored for her volunteer efforts last week. (Courtesy photo) Nancy Conway, left, poses with Terri Huntley, director of Scarborough Terrace and Sue Tapley, president of the Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary, after being honored for her volunteer efforts last week. (Courtesy photo) Those in the Scarborough and surrounding communities are thankful for the work of Nancy Conroy and the Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary. Conroy has volunteered for the past 20 years with the Auxiliary and considers helping others her passion.

Because of her admirable devotion to helping those in her community, Wednesday, Aug. 21, Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living presented her with the Senior Service Award. Sue Tapley, president of Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary, nominated Conroy for the honor. The charity and Conroy are each being given a $500 gift from Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living as part of the award.

“I am so honored to be considered for this award,” said Conroy. “The Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary has raised money and helped so many great causes and people, and I am grateful to be part of such a wonderful and generous organization.”

Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary was started in the 1950s when the fire station needed money to buy a new engine. After this, the organization kept raising money for the fire department to help facilitate necessary unbudgeted needs that would arise. The Auxiliary expanded and started donating $500 to all families in the Scarborough area who were displaced by a fire. Now the Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary also donates money to the Ronald McDonald House, Pine Point Nursing Center, Project G.R.A.C.E. (Granting Resources and Assistance through Community Efforts) and provides two $500 scholarships to high school seniors.

Conroy is employed as a surgical technician at Scarborough Surgery Center, is a member of the Elks Lodge, and is also involved with volunteer work at the hospital. She is one of 14 members of the Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary, and is there at every meeting filling in however it is necessary. Every year she is part of the Quilt Committee, Committee for Scholarships, Bottle Drive Committee, and Food Pantry Committee. Because this is the only Auxiliary left in Scarborough, Conroy feels it is important to keep this organization active and strong. The Auxiliary likes to keep extra funds to fulfill their mission statement of helping everyone in the community who has a need.

“I think it is so wonderful that Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living is choosing to honor us and Nancy with this award,” said Tapley. “We have worked with Scarborough Terrace before on fundraising efforts for Project G.R.A.C.E. and are so humbled that they have chosen to honor our organization.”

Conroy feels that giving back to the community and those in need plays an important role in the aging process. Not only does it help many seniors and other members of the community, but she feels that it gives her a sense of purpose and pride.

“We believe that volunteers like Nancy and the other members of Pine Point Ladies Auxiliary perform such a vital role in how well our community is able to thrive,” said Terry Huntley, RN, Executive Director, Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living. “It is essential for these dedicated ladies to be recognized for the positive impact they are making, especially as they age.”

This is the second year Scarborough Terrace has handed out the award. Last year, Jim Elkins, a volunteer with Project G.R.A.C.E. was honored.

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