Clarell Litchford, Executive Director of Scotia Village, was presented with the Career Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 59th Annual LeadingAge NC Spring Conference held at Pinehurst Resort earlier this week. This is LeadingAge NC’s highest award and is presented to a distinguished employee of a member community who has demonstrated exemplary leadership. Additionally, the recipient has promoted the nonprofit mission of the community thereby elevating the greater work of LeadingAge NC.

Litchford, who has recently announced her retirement, has served Scotia Village in Laurinburg for nearly 30 years. She provided key leadership for the original development of the community and in 1999, was promoted to the position of Associate Director. Litchford served in that position until she was named Executive Director in 2009. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and has served the residents of Scotia Village in the role of Executive Director for the past six years.

“We are thrilled that Clarell has been recognized in this way. As she retires, she leaves Scotia Village stronger than it has ever been,” said Elizabeth Cooley, Chairperson of the Scotia Village Board of Trustees. “Her remarkable leadership is certainly worthy of recognition.”

Scotia Village is an operating division of The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. and serves approximately 225 residents. The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. has more than 60 years’ experience as a leader in the senior living field. Its mission is to provide senior adults with caring and high quality services in support of their physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being. The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. is a non-profit corporation serving approximately 1,100 residents within its three continuing care retirement communities located within North Carolina. It is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) through a covenant agreement.