May 9, 2012
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 Skeeter4us@aol.com.