Retirement Party for Nelson Durgin 

The man who’s served as Executive Director of the Phillips Strickland House Corporation is stepping down at the end of the month.On Thursday, folks at the senior citizen housing threw a party for Nelson Durgin.He’s headed up the organization for more than 15 years.When he first got the job, they offered assisted living at Phillips Strickland House. Now they also offer independent living facilties at Boyd Place.Durgin says he’s been committed to making sure senior citizens in the community get the care they need. “I’m going to miss seeing these folks everyday, having the chance to talk with them. It’s amazing the amount of intelligence here.”Residents and staff members say they’ll miss seeing Durgin because he played such a big role in their lives.Durgin says he’ll continue to volunteer for issues surrounding seniors.He also plans to play more golf this summer and spend time with his three grandchildren.