Congratulations to Cicely Ambassador, Abigail Besselievre, who was crowned Miss Gem County 2016 on June 13th, using her platform “Remember the Seniors” to promote bringing generations
together as a united community.
Abigail has been a Cicely Volunteer with Heart ‘n Home since June 2015. The Cicely Program – named after the founder of the modern hospice movement, Cicely Saunders, is aimed at high school juniors and seniors. The Cicely Ambassador Team was designed to:
- Bridge the generational gap between youth and elderly.
- Establish a commitment to life-long volunteerism.
- Encourage community engagement.
- Educate youth about end-of-life care.
“Being a Cicely Ambassador has changed my life for the better and has given me so many life-enriching experiences,” Abigail said. “I look forward to volunteering every week.”
Abigail is currently coordinating a senior recognition event at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Emmett as part of her senior project requirement for graduation. We appreciate all she does for Heart ‘n Home patients and for her community. Way to go, Abigail!