Photo: Barr Has Vision of Hope

— Photo from Nicole S. MacFarland
W. Brian Barr of Guilderland, right, was given the Vision of Hope award, recognizing his many years of service and dedication to Senior Hope Counseling. “Brian is a leader in the field and has devoted his career to helping others,” said Nicole S. MacFarland, standing with him, who gave a speech at the Sept. 21 event. They are both members of the Albany Rotary Club and are pictured at a Rotary event. Senior Hope, licensed by the state’s Office of Addiction Services and Supports, is the only free-standing, non-intensive outpatient program in the state catering exclusively to people age 50 and older who struggle with substance use disorders, MacFarland said.