Governor Recognizes Home Care & Hospice Volunteers

Back Row from Left to Right:  Ernest Gould Sr., Grace Anderson Charlene Mitchell, Lorraine Meyer, Kathleen Crevier, Front Row from Left to Right Peter Cassell, Alice & Richard Vierus,   Dr.Owen Houghton, Jacqueline Gagne and Kate Kelly not present

Back Row from Left to Right: Ernest Gould Sr., Grace Anderson Charlene Mitchell, Lorraine Meyer, Kathleen Crevier, Front Row from Left to Right Peter Cassell, Alice & Richard Vierus, Dr.Owen Houghton, Jacqueline Gagne and Kate Kelly not present

Two of New Hampshire’s Home Care & Hospice volunteers were among those recognized for excellence in volunteering by Governor Hassan on May 4th.  In a packed Executive Council Chamber Peter Cassell of Central New Hampshire VNA and Lorraine Meyer of Cornerstone VNA were both Awarded the Joseph D. Vaughan Award for Outstanding Leadership and Meritorious Achievement as a Volunteer.

The Joseph D. Vaughan Award was initiated in 1963 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D. Vaughan, a New Hampshire legislator.  The Award is presented each year to individuals, over the age of 60, who have shown outstanding leadership or demonstrated meritorious achievement as a volunteer, on behalf of the older citizens in New Hampshire.

Peter Cassell has been a hospice volunteer with Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice since 2012.   Peter has accomplished over 115 visits to hospice patients providing them excellent support, friendship, comfort, kindness, encouragement and most of all recognition to our Veteran patients for their commitment to our country.  Peter also took on the role of Volunteer Facilitator for the agency’s “We Honor Veteran’s” Program (WHV) — one of the first programs established in the state.

Lorraine Meyer has been a champion for her community through her remarkable gifts of time, talent and treasures for over 50 years.  For the past several years she has also provided comfort to patients in their last days as a volunteer with Cornerstone VNA in Sullivan County.  Her spirit and sense of community motivate others to make a difference as well.  Meyer is a committed to making life better for those around her with her broad view of philanthropic giving.

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