SCUGOG: Noreen Malcolm was awarded the honour of Senior of the Year by Scugog Council at their meeting on Monday, June 1.
The longtime Blackstock resident has been volunteering with the Port Perry Hospital Auxiliary since it was formed in 1952. She also helped to actually bring a hospital in Port Perry by obtaining a munitions factory for $400, and having it moved to the town. The building still stands today, as part of the Port Perry Community Nursing Home on Simcoe St.
“She reminds us that age is no barrier for participation in our community,” said Ward 4 Councillor Wilma Wotten. Mrs. Malcolm added that she did not earn this award alone.
“I’ve had so many honours and I’m just so overwhelmed. I’m mostly touched. I’ve had wonderful support from my late husband,” she said. “I have a great family and they are great to their mom and what could we ever do without our friends? I have wonderful caring friends that look after me.”
The Ontario Senior of the Year award is given out every year by each municipality in Ontario to a person over 65 years of age who has improved the social, cultural or civic life of their community.