NH DHHS - NH Senior Volunteers Honored for Their Service to Seniors

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

Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas and Governor Maggie Hassan joined with the

State Committee on Aging and EngAGING NH to recognize this year’s

recipients of the Vaughan Awards. These 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.

“New Hampshire citizens have a long tradition of coming together and

working with one another to improve our communities,” said Governor Hassan.

“The Vaughan Award winners are a shining example of that tradition, proving

that when we care for each other, we all get stronger. On behalf of the

people of New Hampshire, I thank this year’s winners for their service and

dedication to making the Granite State a great place to live and work.”

“We are very fortunate here in New Hampshire to have so many seniors who

make volunteering a part of their lives,” said DHHS Commissioner Toumpas.

“It is so important that we recognize efforts of the Vaughan Award

recipients and all of our senior volunteers. All that they do has helped

to strengthen our communities and the network of programs and services

available for seniors in our State.”

This year's recipients are:

Belknap County: Jane Alden of Tilton

Carroll County: Don Litchko of Conway

Cheshire County: Theresa Johnson & Ernie Perham of Westmoreland

Coos County: Robert Loven of Dummer

Grafton County: Jodi Austin of Lebanon

Hillsborough County: Joyce Wilson of Manchester

Merrimack County: Irene Jewett of East Andover

Rockingham County: Barbara Coish of Windham

Strafford County: John Robicheau of Farmington

Sullivan County: Larry Eaton of Sunapee.

This year’s awardees will be honored in a ceremony on May 6, 2013 at 1:30

PM in the Executive Council Chamber at the State House. This award was

initiated in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D. Vaughan, who was

instrumental in creating a State agency dedicated to the well being of

senior citizens.

For more information, contact event coordinator Roger Vachon at

603-223-6903 or via email at skeeter4us@aol.com.