LEWISTON — The Home Care and Hospice Alliance of Maine and Maine Hospice Council and Center for End-of-Life Care announced recently that they will be honoring Julie Shackley, president and CEO of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, with the 2015 Distinguished Service Award; and Cindy Boyd, AHCH volunteer, with the Home Care Volunteer of the Year Award.

The award ceremony will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Annual Blaine House Tea. The guest speaker at the event will be Maine first lady Ann LePage.

The 2015 Distinguished Service Award is presented to the employee of any member home care and/or hospice agency who consistently demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities.

Shackley served on the Alliance’s board of directors since 2005. She was elected as secretary in 2007 and served in that role through 2009, after which she was elected vice president from 2009 through 2011, and has served as president since 2011.

The 2015 Home Care Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to a dedicated volunteer who supports activities related to home care.

Boyd began volunteering with Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice in November 2011. Although she came on as a hospice volunteer, she has visited many patients under the home care services. During her years with Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, she has visited with 26 patients and families with 11 of those being on home care services. Along with visiting patients, she answers phones at the Hospice House every Friday evening and volunteers for special events with the marketing and development office. She brings patients to doctor’s appointments, does groceries and anything else that is needed. She has sat on committees for the agency and assisted in a special project as part of the M.O.D.E.L. Care program.

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