Sue McDuffie of Robbins, was honored recently by the Moore County Commissioners for 20 years volunteer service as a member of the Moore County Nursing & Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. She was recognized by Commissioner Otis Ritter during a public meeting of the committee.
McDuffie, a registered nurse, joined the committee in 1997 bringing a wealth of experience to her post. She was employed by Moore Regional Hospital in patient care and administration for 18 years. She taught nursing classes at Sandhills Community College and was nursing instructor for Samarcan Manor girls who were interested in becoming nurses. McDuffie worked for many years in a local family practice plus served 10 years in the NC Dept of Corrections as the first area nurse supervisor for 10 counties in south central North Carolina.
She also worked for the Moore County Detention Program, served on the Moore County Board of Health Moore County and the Moore County Library Committee. For many years she helped her husband, Bill, run McDuffie Appliance & Plumbing Parts, LLC in Robbins. which she continued to manage after his death in 2015. She is the mother of two children, Dr. William McDuffie Jr. and Daltina Pele.
During the meeting, John Barrett presented a program “The Journey of a Dementia Caregiver and Advocate.” Barrett shared tips and resources, and discussed services and programs offered by AOS & Friends Care, Inc. the nonprofit he co-founded.
Barbara Brazer of Pinehurst was welcomed as a new member. Brazer holds bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in finance from Roosevelt University in Chicago IL. She worked in accounting for over 40 years for Abbott Laboratories, Fiat Allis, Fansteel, Hycot, Allied Products, Hertel Cuttings Technologies, EG&G Instruments and AARPowerboss, retiring in 2013 from ANH Refractories in Pittsburgh PA.
It was announced that in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and NC Vulnerable and Elder Abuse Awareness Month Sandy Nusbaum, CAC chairman and Beth Cunningham attended elder abuse training in Raleigh conducted by Triangle J Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program.
Facility visitation reports were reviewed and discussed. Full reports can be read on the Moore County website.