NH DHHS - State Seeking Nominations for Senior Volunteer Awards

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) announces the nomination process is underway for the Joseph D.

Vaughan Awards. The Vaughan Awards are an annual effort aimed at

recognizing outstanding leadership and initiative among New Hampshire

senior volunteers. EngAGING NH and New Hampshire’s State Committee on

Aging (SCOA) are organizing this annual event.

“Senior volunteers are a vital part of our communities,” said Vaughan Award

Coordinator Roger Vachon. “Their work enriches the lives of others. It’s

important that we take the time to recognize the value of their service.”

The Vaughan Awards were initiated in 1962 in memory of Joseph D. Vaughan, a

New Hampshire legislator and an advocate on behalf of older residents.

Vaughan was instrumental in creating a state agency dedicated to the well

being of senior citizens.

The Vaughan Awards recognize individuals or couples over the age of 60 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 to be honored. Each county’s winning volunteer

will honored during a Statehouse ceremony in Concord in May. Nominations

must be received no later than March 15, 2013. Nominations can be emailed

to engagingnh@yahoo.com or mailed to Vaughan Awards Committee c/o Roger

Vachon, 19 Centerwood Drive, Concord, NH 03301. For more information

contact Roger Vachon at 223-6903.