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Dr. William T. Abare and Susan Abare received the 2013 Community Service Award from the St. Augustine-based Caring Hands – Caring Community organization.

March 1, 2013

Dr. William T. Abare and Susan Abare received the 2013 Community Service Award from the St. Augustine-based Caring Hands – Caring Community organization. The Abares were recognized at a “Celebration of Caring” awards luncheon on Feb. 28, 2013, for their many years of charitable service to St. Augustine and St. Johns County.

“You both have touched so many young adults and children in important times of their lives,” said Mark F. Bailey, president of the organization’s board of directors.

Abare is in his 42nd year with Flagler College, and his 12th year as president. He has been active on area boards and organizations including the St. Augustine Foundation, the Historic St. Augustine Research Institute, Flagler Health Care System, Flagler Hospital and the St. Johns County Welfare Federation. He is an active member of Memorial Presbyterian Church, and has worked with numerous other local groups.

His wife, Susan, is a former elementary school teacher, and serves as a deacon and elder with Memorial Presbyterian, and was instrumental in planning and developing the Presbyterian Day School. She is on the Neil Neighborhood House Auxiliary, a trust that makes donations to local charitable organizations, and she has served on other local committees.  

Caring Hands – Caring Community is a charitable organization founded in 2004 to build awareness and support for the health care services provided through BayView Healthcare.  Its purpose is to help those in need of services regardless of their ability to pay. 

BayView Healthcare was founded in 1920 and provides a multi-level continuum of care, including short-term inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, home health, assisted living, education on healthcare services, and wellness and prevention for aging individuals. 


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