NH DHHS - New Hampshire Seniors Recognized for Volunteer Service

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas and Governor John Lynch joined with the State

Committee on Aging (SCOA) and EngAGING NH to recognize this year’s

recipients of the Vaughan Awards. The Joseph D. Vaughan Awards are

presented annually to a couple or individual from each county who are 60 or

older and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and volunteer service on

behalf of senior citizens across New Hampshire.

"Joseph Vaughan was a tremendous individual who cared about and fought for

our elder citizens. The recipients of this year’s Vaughan Awards carry on

his legacy,” Gov. John Lynch said. “The people who volunteer their time,

energy and talents to make a positive impact in the lives of others deserve

our thanks. They help make New Hampshire the great state that it is, and I

want to thank them for all of their efforts.”

The Joseph D. Vaughan Award was initiated in 1962 to memorialize the

Honorable Joseph D. Vaughan, a New Hampshire legislator. Vaughan was an

early advocate for older residents of the state and was instrumental in

creating a State agency dedicated to the well being of senior citizens.

“It’s so important that we recognize, honor and thank those here today and

all our volunteers,” said DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas. “It is their

commitment and dedication to helping others that not only improves the

quality of life, but strengthens the communities where we live.”

This year’s Vaughan Award recipients are:

Belknap County – Pat Consentino

Carroll County – Stanley Solomon

Cheshire County – Cynthia Hamilton

Coos County – Tony Urban

Grafton County – Chrysanthi Bien

Hillsborough County – Sr. Rose Orlando

Merrimack County – Elaine and John Warren

Rockingham County – Albert S. Harvey

Strafford County – Louise Korn

Sullivan County – Anna G. Dixon

For more information about this year’s Vaughan Award recipients contact

award coordinator Roger Vachon at Mailto: Skeeter4us@aol.com