Rydal Park’s Patricia “Pat” S. Scott Honored by Abington PAL

November 09, 2015

JENKINTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA (NOVEMBER 9, 2015): Abington PAL, a recreation-oriented juvenile crime prevention program that relies heavily upon athletics to help kids achieve success, recently honored Rydal Park resident, Patricia “Pat” S. Scott, for her extraordinary generosity and philanthropic efforts.

“We at Abington PAL are so grateful that Pat counts us among the organizations she values,” said Law Klein, Abington PAL Board President. “Pat Scott is a true philanthropist in our community, and that philanthropy serves as a model for all of us.”


Mrs. Patricia Scott, center, with Presby’s Inspired Life’s Lynn Johnson-Porter (left) and CEO Judee Bavaria (right)

In addition to serving on the Abington PAL Board, a position she held for 10 years, Scott has served on Holy Redeemer Hospital’s Drueding Center Board, as well as supported the Innovators Circle at Abington Memorial Hospital, now Abington Jefferson Health. In 2012, Scott was honored with the Philanthropist of the Year Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a 1976 recipient of the Boy Scout Award, along with her late husband Joe.

“Providing hope is one of the hallmarks for this year’s PAL honorees. Mrs. Pat Scott has been a special ‘Guardian Angel’ to PAL from its earliest days,” adds Chief William J. Kelly, Abington PAL Board of Directors.

Scott’s charitableness has not slowed down. Scott continues to serve on various committees at Rydal Park and frequently knits supplies, such as newborn hats and blanket squares, for the Medical Center and Drueding Center.

“Giving back to the community has always been incredibly meaningful to my family and me,” says Scott, who was instrumental in the development of the Joseph C. Scott Medical Center at Rydal Park, named in memory of her late husband.

The Abington Police Athletic League (PAL) is a non-profit organization organized to prevent juvenile crime and violence by providing programs encompassing education, training and resources to children.

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(Note: Larger photos, in addition to interviews, are available by contacting Jennifer Wolk at jwolk@levlane.com, phone 215-825-9658)

About Rydal Park

Opened in 1974 and located on a scenic 20-acre campus in Abington Township, Montgomery County, Rydal Park is a full continuing care retirement community that offers independent living across four contiguous apartment home buildings, as well as personal care, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. Known for its exceptional location and amenities, Rydal Park has become synonymous with healthy, elegant and quality retirement living. In total, Rydal Park offers 509 accommodations.