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New Mercy Care Friendship Volunteers trained

June 5, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - On May 16 in Lake Placid, Mercy Care for the Adirondacks commissioned new Friendship Volunteers Diane Collins, Claire Thayer, and Mary Welch. Rip Allen will complete his training in the fall.

Mercy Care has recruited and trained more than 70 Friendship Volunteers who have contributed nearly 9,000 hours of volunteer service in the Tri-Lakes area since January 2008.

Sr. Catherine Cummings, RSM, Ed.D., R.N., directs Mercy Care's Friendship Volunteer and Parish Nurse programs.

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Pictured from left are Claire Thayer, Mary Welch, Diane Collins, and Rip Allen.
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"We are most grateful to Claire, Diane, Mary, and Rip for the gifts of love and kindness they will share with their elder neighbors," she said.

Anyone interested in becoming a Mercy Care Friendship Volunteer or Parish Nurse or if you are an elder and need the services of a Mercy Care Volunteer, call Cummings at 518-523-5582. The next Friendship Volunteer training class will be held in Saranac Lake in the fall.

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is a mission sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy to enhance the fullness of life of elders. Mercy Care invites volunteers of all faiths to its Friendship Volunteer Program. Assistance is provided to elders of all faiths. There are no fees for Mercy Care's services. Mercy Care is supported with charitable contributions and grants.



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