Colin Martin constructs new outdoor seating & garden area for the enjoyment of residents at the BOM Senior Apartments
Colin Martin, 17, of Clarence Scouts BSA Troop 93, was joined by 11 scouts and scout leaders last week in constructing a new outdoor seating and garden area for the residents of the Brothers of Mercy Senior Apartments. Colin, a senior at Clarence High School, has been employed by Montabaur Heights Independent Living (part of the Brothers of Mercy Wellness Campus) since September 2017. He works in the Dining Services Department as a busser, dishwasher and server. A scout since his elementary school days, he plans to pursue a degree in Aviation Technology at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
He states, “The Brothers of Mercy has a mission in assisting the elderly to make their lives better. I share that mission as an employee, and it contributed to my decision to complete my Eagle Scout Project on the BOM campus.”
Members of the Brothers of Mercy team, including Senior Apartments Executive Director Mary Baty and Director of Environmental Services Joe Anger, assisted Colin in walking through the property to determine the needs of the senior living community. It was decided that an outdoor project would be most beneficial. With help from sponsors, including Emerling Insurance Agency, Johnson & Ghirsig Financial Group, Recycle This Too, the Rotary Club of Clarence, and friends & family of Colin, he was able to purchase all necessary supplies. His project included the addition of two benches, pea gravel, edging stones, and shrubbery (including rose & holly bushes, plus several evergreen bushes).
Blessed with gorgeous weather, the Scouts enjoyed a catered lunch and rounded the day out by raking leaves along the building and courtyard. Colin’s Eagle Scout Project will need review by The Boy Scouts Council, after which it will be decided if the Title of Eagle Scout will be earned.
“We are grateful to Colin for his hard work in making this such a wonderful place for our residents to watch Mother Nature’s visitors to our campus – the birds, turkey, and deer – and to appreciate our beautiful, park-like setting here at Brothers.” – Mary Baty, Executive Director & Administrator of the Brothers of Mercy Senior Apartments
About The Brothers of Mercy Wellness Campus: Ranked Western New York’s largest retirement community, 5-star Skilled Nursing Center, and independent living community by Buffalo Business First, the Brothers of Mercy’s not-for-profit, Catholic mission has been serving WNY seniors for almost 100 years. Brothers of Mercy has placed top in New York State’s Quintile ranking for the 6th consecutive year. Offering a continuum of lifestyle and care options on a 126-acre, 5-star Wellness Campus in Clarence, the Brothers of Mercy ministry of services include Skilled Nursing, Inpatient & Outpatient rehabilitation, Assistive Living, Independent Living, Spiritual Care, Respite, Hospice & Home Care. For more information, call 716-759-6985 or visit www.brothersofmercy.org