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State Seeking Nominations for 2016 Senior Volunteer Awards
Nomination for Joseph D. Vaughan Award Now Being Accepted
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Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services
Publish Date:
January 3, 2016

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced that the nomination process for the 2016 Joseph D. Vaughan Awards has begun. The Vaughan Awards annually recognize outstanding leadership and initiative among New Hampshire senior volunteers. EngAGING NH and New Hampshire's State Committee on Aging (SCOA) sponsor this annual event.

"As volunteers, New Hampshire's seniors help improve the quality of the life for many of their fellow residents," said Vaughan Award Coordinator Roger Vachon. "The Vaughan Awards are a terrific way to recognize their volunteer service on behalf of seniors in communities throughout the State."

The Vaughan Awards were initiated in 1962 in memory of Joseph D. Vaughan, a New Hampshire legislator who was a strong advocate on behalf of the State's older residents. He also was instrumental in creating a state agency dedicated to the well-being of senior citizens.

The Vaughan Awards recognize individuals or couples age 60 and older who demonstrate outstanding leadership or meritorious achievement as volunteers on behalf of New Hampshire's older citizens. Nominees must be residents of New Hampshire whose volunteer work is in New Hampshire.

EngAGING NH and SCOA will review all nominations and select one volunteer or couple from each County in New Hampshire to be honored. The selected volunteers will be honored during a Statehouse ceremony in Concord on Monday, May 2, 2016.

Nominations must be received by March 11, 2016. Nominations can be emailed to engagingnh@gmail.com or mailed to Vaughan Awards Committee c/o Roger Vachon, 19 Centerwood Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03301. For more information, contact Roger Vachon at 223-6903.

 
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