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AoASCC to Honor Outstanding Individuals & Partners

The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AoASCC) will hold its Annual Meeting on October 28th at the Race Brook Country Club in Orange. Dr. Becca Levy from the Yale School of Public Health will speak on Promoting Public Health through Fighting Ageism.

This annual meeting is an opportunity to celebrate the milestones AoASCC has made in serving older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers this past year. These successes would not happen without the partnership of those in our community. We are pleased to present the following awards:

Agency Appreciation Award – Rev. Edward Dobihal, who passed away this year, will be recognized for his long-time service on the AoASCC Board of Directors, partnership in the aging network and advocacy for older adults. His lifetime of work included the founding of the first hospice in the United States.

Outstanding Volunteer Award – Patricia Younger-Carter will be recognized for her dedication to older adults in our community. Her efforts and enthusiasm have helped many continue living in their own homes independently for years.

Outstanding Ambassador Award – Joan Johnson will be recognized for her efforts as a CHOICES volunteer and an Agency Ambassador. Joan has given time to training and education so that she can share valuable insight with many individuals and organizations in the community.

Outstanding Community Partner Award – MARY WADE will be recognized for its innovative services which include its adult day center, transportation services, skilled nursing facility, assisted living, hospice and homecare serving the greater New Haven area.

Outstanding Municipal Partner Award – The Town of Hamden will be recognized for collaborating with the AoASCC in development of the first Experience Corps Program in Connecticut and its continued support of the successful efforts of the Experience Corps volunteer tutors.

The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut (AASCC) is a non-profit organization located in New Haven, CT, serving older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers in a 20-town region in the greater New Haven area and lower Naugatuck Valley. Our mission is to empower adults to remain as independent and engaged as possible within their communities through advocacy, information, and services.

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