With the May 3 closure of the Quality Living Center, I wanted to thank Wendy, our administrator who worked tirelessly and compassionately to find suitable homes for our remaining residents; the long-term staff — Robin, Kathy, Amy, Jodi and Sonja, whose jobs are gone. I will remember them for the wonderful care of the residents.

So many other staff contributed to the high quality of care and dedicated many years of their lives to the operation. My thanks to the past and current board members who worked hard to ensure the best possible care. I have been blessed to work with so many prominent business people and community leaders. They understood the need for their tax dollars to assist those less fortunate and each of them gladly embraced their community responsibility.

To the various board of commissioners, I am thankful for the leadership and ongoing funding which allowed the facility to remain vital in caring for the needs of the residents in our community. I appreciated the partnership developed with local and county human services. The added services and funding made important contributions to our facility.

Finally, I enjoyed the many friendships developed as I volunteered on the board. The impact made on individuals lives was gratifying and testament to how a community can work together to ensure people needs are met with compassion. I will miss seeing my friend, Bonnie, enthusiastically waving at all the traffic on Route 198 and hearing the horns beeping as an acknowledgement of her friendliness.

RANDY GORSKE

Cambridge Springs

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