Susan de Castro McCann
LYONS – Boulder County Aging Services is sad to see Marie McCreery retire after more than 13 years of service. McCreery was the Aging Resources Consultant but before that she was the Community Care Coordinator which was basically the same job at Aging Services. Her last day will be March 4.
Officials at Aging Services said that she will be greatly missed and that she has been an
asset to Aging Services as well as to the community of Lyons. They praised her knowledge and abilities as outstanding.
“We wish her well in her retirement,” said Lisa Rose, who has been learning McCreery’s job for the past few weeks and will be available to assist older adults in Lyons. Her office hours will be 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays at the Walter Self Senior Housing building. She will be working in the community at other times and on other days but these will be her official office hours. Re-joining our staff in March will be Heidi Marchi and she will also be available to assist in Lyons. Rose and Marchi look forward to working with the older adults in the community of Lyons and providing the same level of service that the community has come to expect from McCreery.
When McCreery was in her 20s, she worked for Community Services in Boulder in the Community Action Program. She graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a degree in art and sociology. She got a masters degree at CU Boulder in anthropology and a masters from the University of Denver in Social Work.
“I came to Colorado from St. Louis when I was 18,” said McCreery. “I got my first job here from LaVern Johnson who hired me to run a recreation program in the summer.”
McCreery’s career led her down a variety of paths. “I worked for the City of Boulder under housing in tenant resources where I was the director for six years,” she said. “Before that I worked as the director of the Boulder Red Cross. I was the director of social work at two different hospitals including one in Florida. Then I went to work for Boulder County Aging Services and went back to Lyons which I was really happy about. This was my all-time favorite job.”
Retirement will offer McCreery the opportunity to travel. She plans to travel to India and Nepal on March 7 with Elderhostel. When she returns she plans to volunteer with the Lyons Parks and Recreation Department. “I want to work on all kinds of programs for seniors,” said McCreery. “We will have art salons, yoga and many other physical and creative activities. There will also be a scholarship program for those who cannot afford the classes.”
A reception for McCreery will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 2 at the Walter Self Senior Housing Center on Railroad Avenue next to the Post Office. The reception/open house will be sponsored by the Lyons Golden Gang. For information call Aging Services at 303-823-9016.Back to Top