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Governor Sununu presents 2018 Vaughan AwardsGovernor Christopher T. Sununu presented the Joseph D. Vaughan Awards to ten individuals on May 7, in recognition of their outstanding service to New Hampshire seniors. Sponsored by the State Committee on Aging (SCOA) and EngAGING NH, the awards are presented annually to individuals or couples from each of New Hampshire’s ten counties who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and volunteer service in their communities.

The Joseph D. Vaughan Award was created in 1962 in memory of 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 wellbeing of senior citizens.

 

2018 Vaughan Awards Recipients

Back Row – Left to Right: Mario Laflamme, Goffstown; Debra Wayne, Bow; Lana Black, Dover; Lawrence Flint, Newport. Front Row – Left to Right: George Feeney, Alton; Dorothy Solomon, Albany; Pegg Monahan, Harrisville; Lawrence Underhill, Lancaster; Anita Garland, Orange. Not pictured: Wendell Tucker, Hampstead

We talked with some of the 2018 award recipients, who told us why their volunteer service is so important to them. Here is what they had to say:

Pegg Monahan, Harrisville

“There are people who have dedicated a lifetime to volunteering. I think volunteering is absolutely the key to a long life.”

Mary Margaret “Pegg” Monahan, Harrisville

Anita Garland, Orange

“I’ve always done some kind of volunteering, even when my kids were younger. It’s so tempting to say ‘Let someone else do it,’ but sometimes you have to be that someone else.”

Anita Garland, Orange

Mario Laflamme, Goffstown

“I feel like I’ve been blessed with good health, and I want to contribute to those in need. Our seniors need a social connection, and it’s a pleasure to serve them.”

Mario Laflamme, Goffstown

Debra Wayne, Bow

“I enjoy volunteering immensely. It’s my way of giving back.”

Debra Wayne, Bow

Lawrence Flint, Newport

“I had a liver transplant 27 years ago, and I have always made it a point to give back. Socialization, exercise and nutrition are important to seniors, and those initiatives start with each of us. It is great to have a network to depend on.”

Lawrence Flint, Newport

 
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