Event celebrates Older Americans
Unique Achievement Award winners to
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[MAY 25, 2004]
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois
Department on Aging Director Charles Johnson has announced this
year's Unique Achievement Award winners, who will be honored at a
ceremony on Wednesday at the executive mansion in Springfield.
Honorees were selected by leaders of
the 13 Area Agencies on Aging, who chose a person who exemplifies a
"unique achiever" in their area. The area agencies represent 13
sections of the state, and the Department on Aging channels funds
for services through those agencies.
"In Illinois, 'unique achievement'
means what it says," Johnson said. "The leaders whom we honor today
offer a vivid snapshot of the diversity and achievement that makes
our elders so unique."
winners are Rick Haefele, Rockford; Rebecca Courtright, Willow
Springs; Berniece Stropes, Orion; Dr. Roz Daniels, Morton; Sheila
Greuel, Sullivan; Dr. Philip Malinosky, Jacksonville; Orlinda
Deweese, Jacksonville; Diana Olinger, Jacksonville; Anne Smith,
Belleville; the Rev. Hubert Bankhead, Centralia; Jean Newsome,
Robinson; United Methodist Men, Albion; Elflora Aikman, Marion; Pat
Taylor, Winnetka; David Blanchette, Jacksonville; Eileen Jones,
Sherman; Luella and Howard Jones, Marion; Theresa Nagel, Berwyn; and
Mike and Sue Moser, Springfield.
Department on Aging news release]