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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.