Pictured are Society of the United Helpers Emeritus members: Harry E. King (front). Back row: Edward A. Norris, Janet A. Stitt and Dr. Robert M. Fraser

United Helpers Honors Harry E. King

Harry E. King, member of the Society of the United Helpers for more than twenty-five years, was recently awarded Emeritus status and celebrated for his dedication.
The Society of the United Helpers Emeritus group has just twelve members, all of whom are noted for their outstanding commitment to mission and vision of the United Helpers organization. King joins Joan C. Carlisle, Dr. Robert M. Fraser, Liane Haley, Constance Hanson, Jacqueline B. Hodges, Edward A. Norris, Iva Ramsdell, J. Frank Schwartz, Dorothy V. Simms, Marjorie M. Smith, Janet A. Stitt, and H. Jean Tennant.
King’s service to United Helpers began with his appointment to the United Helpers Cedars Membership in 1985. King served United Helpers Cedars until 1993 and was then appointed to the Society Board of Directors in 1994, where he served as Vice President from 1995 to1997. King then returned to the United Helpers Cedars Membership, serving from 1998 to 2005 and holding the position of Vice President. He has since served the United Helpers Independent Living Corp, (Partridge Knoll) Membership, where he again held the office of Vice President. King has served on the Management Company Board of Directors and held the office of Secretary/Treasurer in 2001 and 2002, and President in 2003 and 2004. He also served on the Personnel Committee, Quality Assurance Committee, Finance Committee, and Planning Committee.
“We are here to honor our friend, Harry King,” said fellow Emeritus member Edward A. Norris. “There are many reasons to recognize Harry. Among them are his willingness to serve and his very obvious leadership abilities.”
King is noted for his involvement and support of several United Helpers endeavors: Partridge Knoll, St. Lawrence County’s first independent retirement community; the Cedars/United Helpers Nursing Home construction and renovation project; the birth of United Helpers Home Care Services; and most recently, the development of Maplewood Campus and the introduction of Assisted Living services to the North Country.
“A quote from John C. Mithcell best exemplifies Harry’s years of contributions to United Helpers,” said Stephen E. Knight, United Helpers chief executive officer. “He says, ‘A leader is one who knows the way to go, goes the way and shows the way.’ Harry King is that kind of leader.”
The Society of the United Helpers was formed in 1898, with a membership of twelve individuals. Today, the Society has a membership of nearly 200 people and the United Helpers organization has matured to become the largest healthcare provider in St. Lawrence County. United Helpers provides homes and services for older adults, including: retirement living, housekeeping, home health services, an adult residence, senior subsidized/disabled housing, assisted living services, and skilled nursing. In addition, United Helpers offers homes and community-based services for people with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury or mental illness.
To learn more about the United Helpers organization, call the United Helpers Management Company at 393-3074, visit online at www.unitedhelpers.org or search the United Helpers page on Facebook.

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