Sally Harding, President & CEO of Nightingale Nursing, is the Kawartha Chamber’s 2019 Citizen of the Year. Harding has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the area, both as a businessperson and community supporter.
As a dedicated Rotarian for fifteen years, Harding gravitated to youth projects. She has hosted ten international exchange students, and through Rotary’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity, provided mentorship and advice to their Youth Council.
Harding served on the Hospital Foundation Board for nine years, and the Kawartha Chamber Board for over six years, serving two terms as President. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Innovation Cluster.
Harding took over the helm of the family business 20 years ago and purchased it four years later. Over this time the business has grown substantially by offering new but related services and doubling the staff team to become one of the area’s largest employers.
Their services allow seniors to stay at home as long as possible by providing personal support and home maintenance services. The newest endeavour provides fresh, healthy meals delivered conveniently to the home. Staying at home is a valuable option for those who can’t afford a retirement facility or long-term care. Understanding seniors’ needs is vital in a geographic area with such a high ratio of those over 65.
Harding takes great pleasure in the mentorship work she has done. Whether it is an exchange student, a Junior Achievement participant or a new entrepreneur; she strives to develop hope, by providing guidance and encouragement so they can be successful in reaching their aspirations.
Finalists not announced.
The Citizen of the Year Award is Sponsored by RBC