Members of Boy Scout Troop 456 with Eagle Scout Candidate Mark Lindsay (center) at Halifax Health – Hospice Port Orange Care Center
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (May 4, 2017) – Eagle Scout candidate Mark Lindsay, with the help of his Boy Scout Troop 456, recently completed a major landscaping and improvement project on the grounds that surround the Halifax Health – Hospice Port Orange Care Center located at 3800 Woodbriar Trail in Port Orange.
“All of us here at the Port Orange Care Center are extremely appreciative of the work, time and commitment Boy Scout Troop 456 put into this project. It turned out beautifully,” says Mary Jo Allen, executive director of Halifax Health – Hospice & Palliative Care. “We are especially appreciative of the scout leading this project, Mark Lindsay, who came up with the idea,” Allen adds.
Troop 456 began the landscaping and improvement project in February by removing overgrown palms, stumps, and debris from the property. The troop also cleared the landscape of excess pine needles and leveled the terrain. They then installed a new irrigation system and poured and stained a decorative concrete walkway that now connects two other existing walkways. The grounds were then landscaped with colorful small to medium-sized plants to brighten the area. In addition, the troop replaced the older birdfeeders located on the grounds.
Lindsay, an incoming senior at Spruce Creek High School, says he chose this project because of the care his grandmother received while at home under the care of Halifax Health – Hospice prior to her death in 2007. Although he was just seven years old at the time, he remembers how well she was taken care of at home. He says this project was simply a way of showing his gratitude.
“I just wanted to give back to a community that had given so much to us,” Lindsay says.
For information on Halifax Health – Hospice programs, services and volunteer opportunities, visit halifaxhealth.org/hospice or call 386.425.4752.
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a children’s community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.