Annual meeting of Senior Services of Central Illinois
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SPRINGFIELD -- The 46th annual
meeting of Senior Services of Central Illinois was on Sept. 26 at
the Springfield Senior Center. That evening more than 80 board
members, staff and guests celebrated the culmination of another year
of quality nonmedical services to senior citizens in Sangamon,
Logan, Mason and Menard counties.
New officers and board members were elected. The officers for the
2013-2014 year are Eileen Tepatti of Lincoln Land Community College,
president; John Cameron of First Care Health Care, vice president;
Scott Kains of the Sangamon County state's attorney's office,
secretary; and Michael Erickson of Springfield Clinic, treasurer.
Others who will serve on the board for the coming year are returning
board members David Fuchs, retired Judge John Mehlick, Pam Hart,
Chris Rourke and Jim Cox, and newly elected board members Joe
Brummel, Joseph Rupcich, Christie Chevalier, Mark Clayton, Mike
Farmer, Patrick Lam, JoAnna Rentschler, Wayne Rovey, P.J. Staab and
the Rev. Leland Uden.
Awards were given for staff service to the
agency. Sharon Davis of Greenview received an award for 35 years of
service to Senior Services of Central Illinois in the Daily Bread
program. Norma Wilson of Athens and Robert Sauter of Springfield
both received awards for 15 years of service. Vicki Foster of
Petersburg and Patsy Conrad of Springfield both received awards for
10 years of service. Receiving awards for five years of service were
Amy Voils, Pawnee; Kathleen Otken, Springfield; Laura Meredith,
Sherman; and Allison Greenfield, Petersburg.
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Other awards were given for "Best Community Friends." These awards go to
individuals or organizations from the community who have gone above and beyond
in serving seniors and the agency. This year these awards were given to
Incredibly Delicious, the Foster Grandparents program from One Hope United, and
the King's Daughters organization.
Senior Services of Central Illinois
provides nonmedical services such as nutrition, transportation,
counseling, case management, information and assistance, elder abuse
investigations, and socialization activities and recreation. The
main offices are at the Springfield Senior Center on North Walnut in
Springfield, with additional offices at 424 N. Fourth in Springfield
and an office in Petersburg. Seniors in Mason, Menard, Logan and
Sangamon counties benefit from these services. Any senior needing
assistance may contact SSCI at 217-528-4035.
[Text from file received
from Senior Services of Central