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The Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center

Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center Receives an Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

 

Pictured (from left) during the award presentation are Jeffery S. Prough, President and CEO of CST-LTL, Marguerite Linteau, Chief Clinical Officer of CST-LTL, Leigh Ann Bolinskey, Director of the Mountain Laurel Cancer Center, Dawn Simonson, n4a President and Michael Wampler, Mountain Empire Transit Director. 

 

Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center has been honored with an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The awards program is sponsored by CST your Link to Life (CST-LTL). The Mountain Laurel Center was among 44 local aging programs to receive honors at the n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow, July 7-12, in Denver, CO.

 

The 2012 n4a Aging Achievement Awards recognize Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Title VI Native American aging programs that have developed successful, cost-effective initiatives to support older adults, persons with disabilities and their family caregivers. The honored programs serve as models for other agencies seeking new and effective approaches to address the needs of older residents and their families in local communities.

 

“As the nation’s older adult population continues to grow dramatically, we are going to need to develop more and more innovative strategies to address the needs of the 60+ population as well as to find new ways to utilize the many assets they possess. We are so pleased to be able to recognize and honor these innovative and successful programs and practices that are doing just that,” said n4a CEO Sandy Markwood. “Our award winners are leaders in developing creative solutions, born out of the Aging Network’s ongoing commitment to support the independence and wellbeing of older adults. We congratulate and thank each of these programs for being true models for the entire Aging Network.”

 

Volunteers with the Mountain Laurel Cancer Center support cancer patients, their family and caregivers by providing rides to doctor visits, delivering nutritional supplements, crocheting comfort-care items, help navigating the cancer care system and lead a chronic disease self-management program adapted for cancer survivors. The volunteers provide hands-on interactions with the clients and help improve their quality of life.

 

The 2012 n4a Aging Achievement Awards honored programs in a range of categories that include Care Transitions, Caregiving, Community Planning/Livable Communities, Elder Abuse Prevention, Financial Assistance, Healthy Aging/Nutrition, Home & Community-Based Care, Medicaid Wavier/Medicare, Technology, Transportation, Volunteerism/Civic Engagement and ‘You Name It.’

 

The learn more about Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc. and the Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center, visit our website at www.meoc.org or find us on Facebook.

The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) across the country and a champion in our nation’s capital for Title VI Native American aging programs. n4a’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible. (www.n4a.org / www.facebook.com/n4aACTION)

 

The Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center of Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc., was honored recently in Denver, Colorado, with an Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Critical Signals Technology (CST-LTL) is a long-time sponsor of the n4a Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards.

 

"If you worry about who is going to get credit, you don't get much work done." 
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Dorothy Height, a founding matriarch of the American Civil Rights movement.