69-Year Old Grand Marais Woman Honored As Salute to Senior Service Winner

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 11:09 am

A 69-year-old Grand Marais woman has been honored as the Minnesota winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award.

Phyllis Parker is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including her work at the North Shore Care Center. Through Care Partners she’s formed deep relationships with patients and their families. She reads on a weekly basis to several seniors, including a 104-year-old lady whose family lives out of state. She is also the volunteer treasurer of the Grand Marais Maple Hill Fire Department and is in charge of registration for the annual Mush for a Cure fundraiser.

We learned in a press release that as one of 50 state winners, Parker earned $500 for her charity of choice – donated by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Parker also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on SalutetoSeniorService.com where her nomination story has been posted.  As a state winner, Parker now will be considered for the national Salute to Senior Service award.

The Salute to Senior Service program was launched last year by the Home Instead Senior Care network to honor seniors’ commitments to their causes and communities.

“Phyllis represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc.  “She has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Phyllis.”

For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service program, visit SalutetoSeniorService.com.

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