Silverthorne Celebrates Paula Faist’s 20th Anniversary

November 8, 2013

Board Member Mike Collins presenting Paula Faist with an anniversary plaque.

submitted by Sonny Tylus

Recently, Salemhaven and Silverthorne celebrated Paula Faist’s 20th anniversary as the Director of Silverthorne where she started in 1993.  Friends, staff and board members throw her a surprise party at Salemhaven.  Over the years she has become a voice for the elderly in the community.

Senator Chuck Mores once commented “Having served as President of Silverthorne in the early 90s, it is impressive to see the growth of the center.  Silverthorne provides a great benefit to so many families looking to keep their elderly family members home for as long as possible.”  Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Downing added, “Silverthorne is an important part of the elderly care in the Salem area.  It provides opportunity for the entire family to continue normal life style.”  Silverthorne, with Paula’s leadership, provides a special place outside of one’s home, where adults with all types of abilities and disabilities, are able to receive extraordinary care while living at home and remaining active in their community.

Let’s hope she stays for another 20 years.