Sister Margaret Mary Schissler of the Sacred Heart Adult Day Care Center Received Justice Award for Senior Protection
Sister Margaret Mary Schissler of the Sacred Heart Adult Day Care Center in East Providence was honored on Wednesday by Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin with the Attorney General Dennis Roberts Justice Award for Senior Protection.
Justice Awards are given in recognition of individual and organizational excellence and commitment to justice and the community. Each Justice Award is presented in honor of one of the eight previous Attorneys General: Arlene Violet, Richard Israel, Herbert DeSimone, Dennis Roberts, James O’Neil, Jeffrey Pine, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Patrick Lynch.
Sister Margaret Mary runs the Sacred Heart Adult Day Care Center in East Providence. The purpose of the center is to help people in need meet their goals to remain home and in their community with independence and dignity. At the same time, their caregivers may benefit from some time away from care giving duties to attend to their own needs, while knowing that a loved one is being cared for in a safe and loving environment.
“There are so many hard working, dedicated individuals who quietly go about doing their job every day without any expectation of being recognized for their good works, their commitment to helping others, and for making Rhode Island a stronger, safer place. Sister Margaret is one of those quiet heroes whose contributions have enhanced our quality of life for our seniors,” said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
When presenting Sister Margaret with her Justice Award, former Attorney General Dennis Roberts said, “Sister Margaret Mary Schissler is a dynamo in a habit. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and is not afraid to speak up when she feels a client is not being properly cared for by their family. She is a strong voice for those who may no longer be able to speak for themselves or who may be afraid to speak up out of fear, and has become a trusted friend to her clients, and a partner in protecting older Rhode Islanders.”