Posted by Bob Wicks on Oct 12, 2021

From left to right in the photo are Scott Trenti, CEO of Senior Care, Nat Pulsifer, and Illia Stacy, Executive Director of Ipswich Aware and member of the Senior Care Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors of Senior Care, Inc, a Gloucester based senior citizen services organization, has awarded Nat Pulsifer the 2021 ‘Myra L. Herrick Outstanding Older American Award’ for his contributions to the safety and well-being of North Shore citizens, especially in his home town of Ipswich.  
According to Scott Trenti, CEO of Senior Care, Nat was recognized for repeatedly volunteering at ‘the COVID-19 vaccination on-site in Ipswich, greeting the participants in the first two waves of vaccinations.  He knew most of the people coming in, and welcomed everyone with genuine warmth and efficiency’. Scott is seen in the photo presenting the award to Nat following a recent club meeting at the Pancake House in Rowley.
In addition to being a long-time Ipswich-Rowley Rotarian, Nat is well-known as a Trustee of the Coburn Charitable Society, as the river captain of Ipswich Illuminating, and for his active support of numerous environmental and humanitarian non-profit organizations and charitable events.
Trenti informed us that ‘the Myra L. Herrick Outstanding Older American Award is given yearly to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the welfare of elders in an innovative, creative, or dedicated way, or who is a role model for continuing to live an active, healthy, and purposeful lifestyle’.  Scott Trenti also is a Rotarian, and a member of the Gloucester Rotary Club.  
Others recognized this year by Senior Care were Ipswich Pharmacist Alex Doyle, Massachusetts Senator Bruce Tarr, the Meals on Wheels team, and numerous volunteer medical transportation drivers.  Along with Nat, these individuals provided heroic and vital services to senior citizens during the pandemic.  In June, Alex Doyle was recognized by the Rotary club as their ‘Person of the Year’.    
Congratulations, and deep appreciation, to our good friend and neighbor Nat Pulsifer!