Each year in Rhode Island the office of the Rhode Island Attorney General holds an award ceremony called Justice Awards. The awards are given in recognition of individuals who have demonstrated through their work an extraordinary commitment to justice. The awards are named in honor of the eight previous attorneys general. On October 18, 2017 one of the awards will be presented to Sister Mary Schissler, or as she is affectionately known as Sister “M&M”.
Sister is in charge of Sacred Heart Senior Day Care Programs, located at 118 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI. Sister’s goal is to help seniors and their families remain home and in their community with independence and dignity. At the same time their caregivers are able to benefit from the respite care that Sacred Heart provides. It is not easy for caregivers to relax if they aren’t sure of the services that are being given to their loved ones in their absence. When nominating Sister M&M for the award I, as the Rhode Island Long Term Care Ombudsman, was impressed by the care she renders and also to Sister’s willingness to protect the elder from any abuse or mistreatment which she suspects may be going on in the community. Sister M&M always has a smile and a good thing to say about everyone. Congratulations to her on her Elder Justice Award!