On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Taylor native and Scranton resident Lisa Blaker received the St. Jeanne Jugan Award from the Little Sisters of the Poor at Holy Family Residence, Scranton.
Blaker, a 30-year employee who serves as the activities director and volunteer coordinator for Holy Family Residence, received the award for exemplifying the spirit of St. Jeanne Jugan and embodying a work ethic of humble service to the elderly poor. The award, named in honor of the Mother Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, is given annually to an employee who is nominated by his or her peers.
The Little Sisters, who have been serving the elderly of Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1908, work closely with staff, volunteers, and benefactors to create a family spirit for the Residents who make their Home with them. They welcome the elderly who have limited funds and provide for their needs so they can thrive in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and love.
Photo Caption: Holy Family Residence employee of the year, Lisa Blaker, receives the St. Jeanne Jugan Award from Mother Theresa Louisa Woo Ching, l.s.p., Mother Superior of Holy Family Residence.