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New Mercy Care Friendship Volunteers trained in Tupper Lake

November 5, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE??- On Oct. 26, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new Friendship Volunteers Marcy LaVigne and Anne Sander.

Mercy Care has recruited and trained 70 Friendship Volunteers who have contributed more than 7,000 hours of volunteer service in the Tri-Lakes area since January 2008.

Sister Catherine Cummings, RSM, Ed.D., RN, directs Mercy Care's Friendship Volunteer and Parish Nurse programs. She remarked, "Marcy and Anne join other Mercy Care Friendship Volunteers to share their generous gifts of love and kindness with their elder neighbors.

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From left are Bruce Dana, Mercy Care Tupper Lake coordinator; Marcy LaVigne, Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer; Penny McGill, Mercy Care Parish Nurse; Sister Catherine Cummings, director of Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer and Parish Nurse programs; and Anne Sander, Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer.
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Anyone interested in becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer or Parish Nurse, or who is an elder and need the services of a Mercy Care volunteer, is asked to call Cummings at 518-523-5582. The next Friendship Volunteer training class will be held in Lake Placid in the spring.

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is a mission sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy to enhance the fullness of life of elders living independently in their communities. Mercy Care offers its services to any older adult in need in the Tri-Lakes. There are no fees for its services. It is supported with charitable contributions and grants.

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is governed by a local board of directors and can be reached at 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946, by calling 518-523-5580 or by email at More information can be found at Mercy Care's website at



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