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Tallahassee's Bond Community Health Center honors its most seasoned caregiver

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Tom Flanigan
Mother Janice Stanley (in a blue dress) receives honors from members of the Talahassee City Commission (l. to r.) Curtis Richardson, Mayor John Dailey and Dianne Williams-Cox. Leon County Commissioner Bill Proctor presented a similar proclamation from the Leon County Commission.

The Capital City recognized a very special caregiver on Saturday. The Bond Community Health Center, its staff, community members and local elected officials honored the patient navigator everyone knows as Mother Stanley.
Bond CEO Dr. Temple Robinson said, at the age of 86, Janice Stanley interacts with patients like no one else.

"A kind person (who's) lived in this area forever so everybody knew her. And she can convince people to come to the doctor and defuse a volatile situation easily."

Although, speaking to Saturday's celebratory crowd, Stanley herself had a different take.

"Sometimes I think when they saw me coming, they had a frown on their face and I just ignored it and kept talking!"

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Tom Flanigan
The newly-remodeled Bond Community Health Center waiting room contains a large photographic portrait of its namesake, along with a looped video presentation of Mother Janice Stanley's life story.

Now, the Bond Community Health Center's remodeled patient waiting room is named in Stanley's honor. And both City and County commissions proclaimed Saturday "Mother Janice Stanley Day."

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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