Doris E. Thorn, a resident of Crosby Commons at Wesley Village community, was recognized by the Connecticut Assisted Living Association with the “Distinguished Resident Accomplishment Award.” This award is given to a resident who has found meaning and purpose through achieving a goal that brings them fulfillment and benefits others.
At the age of 82, Thorn joined an oil painting class for residents, having had no experience.
Her talent blossomed, and Thorn’s paintings have been displayed in sa local art gallery and at the Chamber of Commerce in Shelton.
In recent years Doris had her record, Be Still and Know, a collection of hymns she sang, put onto a CD, which is now for sale.
She finished writing a book, Casting Light on the Mystery of God in You in December of 2011. It is in the process of being published by Friesen Press.