Local woman wins statewide honor
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.
Pat Farmer was named the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers Statewide Volunteer of the Year.