Eastern Area Agency on Aging George Hale Silver Frame Award for Life-Long Learner/Community Supporter/Entrepreneur
Nominated by Jen Brooks
David, a retired pharmacist, is an active member of the Brewer Historical Society. Upon joining the society, he has worked to get a computer donated to the society so that he can record/log all the societies’ belongings. He researched what similar sized historical societies used to computer programs and learned what was manageable for him and got to work. In addition, David has started a monthly newsletter that is sent to all members and supporters of the Brewer Historical Society. As one can imagine, learning to use the computer was David’s first challenge which he quickly overcame.
Because of David’s efforts with the Brewer Historical Society, he now serves on a committee for the city of Brewer that provides recommendations to the City Council on policies surrounding the restoration of historical building in Brewer as well as ways to preserve the history of Brewer. And, quite recently, was asked to serve on the committee that will make decisions/recommendations on the usage of the soon-to-be vacant schools.
David believes in giving back to his community through both his resources and his time. He took time to understand where both of those are best utilized. David supports the local food pantries and also volunteers for Eastern Area Agency on Aging, meeting with individuals who need assistance with budgeting. And, he has taken it upon himself to leaned about many programs offered in the area that may assist these clients in their struggles to maintain a balanced budget.
David volunteers for Acadia Hospital. As a retired pharmacist, Acadia Hospital used hit talents and understanding of drugs to complete studies. David must continually maintain an up to date knowledge of the ever changing world of prescription medications.
Lastly, while David is a member of the Senior College and has participated in classes offered though their program. What I believe makes David a life long learner is his eagerness to embrace different ideas, situations, and events and that the chance and ask questions. I never have a conversation with David and he doesn’t say “now tell me about…” and he listens. Eager to learn what you have to offer. And that makes him a life long learner and a deserving winner of the George Hale Award for Life-Long Learner/Community Supporter/Entrepreneur.
Dr. Moshe Myerowitz