Quarry Hill and Knox Center Celebrate National Social Work Month
Quarry Hill in Camden and the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland are honoring their social workers with a series of gifts, lunches, and other treats this month in celebration of National Social Work Month.
On duty at the two senior-services organizations under the Pen Bay Healthcare banner, a team of three professional social workers provides one-on-one support to hundreds of area elders and their families. The staff includes social services director Cheri Alexander, LSW, based at both Quarry Hill and the Knox Center; Janet O’Brien, LSW, at Quarry Hill; and Anne Norman, MSW, at the Knox Center.
On its website, the National Association of Social Workers notes “Weaving Threads of Resilience and Advocacy: The Power of Social Work” as the theme of Social Work Month 2013.
“Social Work is the profession of hope—fueled by resilience and advocacy,” the website states. “Social Workers matter because they help millions of struggling people every day dream differently” by reinforcing clients’ strengths with personal and public advocacy.
“The Social Work profession has a distinguished history of not only providing social safety nets to the most vulnerable,” the organization asserts, “but also challenging systems that impede social mobility.”
Quarry Hill and the Knox Center for Long Term Care are members of the Pen Bay Healthcare family of services, which also includes Pen Bay Medical Center and Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice. Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 outstanding physicians and more than 1,500 healthcare professionals, we are able to provide the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty patient-centered medical services.
To learn more about Knox Center for Long Term Care, call 594-6800, or visit www.penbayhealthcare.org/knoxcenter.