Lo­cal woman wins statewide honor

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Chris Bar­ber cbar­ber@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com

Pat Farmer won the Penn­syl­va­nia As­so­ci­a­tion of Se­nior Cen­ters statewide Vol­un­teer of the Year Award.

KEN­NETT SQUARE >> Pat Farmer, a mem­ber of the Ken­nett Area Se­nior Cen­ter, last week won the Penn­syl­va­nia As­so­ci­a­tion of Se­nior Cen­ters statewide Vol­un­teer of the Year Award. The com­pe­ti­tion is run among 150 se­nior cen­ters in the state. The award was given to her by Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Ag­ing Sec­re­tary Theresa Os­borne.

Farmer, 76, vol­un­teers at the se­nior cen­ter ev­ery day do­ing var­i­ous ad­min­is­tra­tive and su­per­vi­sory tasks. She started the Greeters Group to cre­ate a wel­com­ing en­vi­ron­ment for vis­i­tors, which was a strate­gic plan goal.

Ac­cord­ing to the cen­ter Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Anita O’Con­nor, Farmer pinch-hits for staff in the re­cep­tion of­fice when­ever needed. She also over­sees all mass mail­ings.

Farmer presents tours of the fa­cil­ity for new­com­ers and par­tic­i­pates in new mem­ber ori­en­ta­tion. Her hus­band, Don, runs the driver safety course at the se­nior cen­ter as well.

In 2015, she was awarded the Vol­un­teer of the Year honor for the Ken­nett Area Se­nior Cen­ter.

Farmer was born in West­wood and grew up in West­wood and Parkes­burg. She is one of 13 chil­dren and mar­ried Don Farmer in 1959. She has two daugh­ters, five grand­chil­dren and two great­grand­sons.

She has been a mem­ber of the se­nior cen­ter for 15 years and has served on the board of di­rec­tors from 2007 to 2013 as well as a present six-year term.

CHRIS BAR­BER — DIGITAL FIRST ME­DIA

Pat Farmer was named the Penn­syl­va­nia As­so­ci­a­tion of Se­nior Cen­ters Statewide Vol­un­teer of the Year.

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