92-year-old Hospice Patient Honored for Service at The Christian Village
July 19, 2012, By Jan Schumacher, Mary Cusey, 92, of Lincoln was honored this week for more than 25 years of volunteer service at the Christian Village with the naming of the new laundry room in her honor.
Since moving into the Congregate Building at the Christian Village in 1985, Cusey walked across the street Monday through Friday (and often on Saturday), to fold linens in the laundry room. One of her goals in living there was to be of service to older adults.
At the recognition of her service this week, employees of Safe Haven Hospice wheeled Cusey into the Christian Nursing Home where she was celebrated by a gauntlet of congratulating volunteers who had come from Bloomington for their monthly day of service at the nursing home.
After reflecting on Cusey’s long and faithful service, Christian Homes Chaplain Ryan Edgecombe hung the plaque at the entrance to the newly equipped and remodeled laundry facility.
“Not many people move to a retirement home with one of their main motivations being to volunteer more than just once a month,” Edgecombe said. “Mary is a dear friend and very special to us. Others can be inspired by this faithful woman of God.”
Cusey commented, “I don’t need a plaque. It’s just an honor to be able to serve.”