Three Flags Chapter DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) recently honored Farmington Hills residents Gene and Mary Buchan with DAR Community Service Awards recognizing their years of volunteerism.
The DAR award recognizes worthy individuals for unpaid voluntary achievements/endeavors within their local community.
Mary has served for many years as the secretary of the Farmington Area Commission on Aging. For the last eight years, she also facilitated a bi-monthly Caregivers Support Group that meets at the Costick Center. She is also a cheerful, eager volunteer at many other senior events hosted by the Senior Division at the Costick Center.
Gene has also been very involved with the City of Farmington Hills Senior Division. He taught computer classes for older adults, creating the manuals, lesson plans and mini exercises for the classes. Gene has served on the Oakland County Senior Advisory Committee for over four years and is also active in planning and volunteering at senior events.
Both Gene and Mary are active volunteers within their faith community and have served as Stephen Ministers in a confidential ministry with church or community members who are going through trying times.