Farmington area senior volunteers honored with ‘A Note of Thanks’

With the theme “A Note of Thanks,” the Farmington Area Commission on Aging and the City of Farmington Hills Special Services Department Adults 50 & Better program recently honored outstanding volunteers during an annual Volunteer Breakfast.

Musician Kim Gnagney entertained more than 200 guests during the April 5 event, held at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills.

2018 Senior Volunteer Award Winners
From left: Terry Deichert, Margareta Attard, Fay Jacobs, Theresa Biendit, and Donna Hicks (City of Farmington Hills)

The Gold Award, given to individuals 50 years or better, was presented to Terry Deichert. She volunteers for the Farmington Public Schools Turn Around Program, the Longacre House Board, and the Xemplar Club.

The Margaret Loridas Diamond Award, given to an individual 75 years or better, was presented to Fay Jacobs, who has volunteered for Karmanos Cancer Institute for 10 years.

These Adults 50 & Better Awards are presented to individuals for outstanding volunteer work within the Adults 50 & Better Division:

  • Robert A. Eastman S.A.G.E. Award was presented to Donna Hicks for working with elementary school students;
  • Loretta C. Conway Senior Division Award was presented to Margareta Attard for volunteering 17 years in the Senior Nutrition Program at the Costick Center
  • Aldo Vagnozzi Spirit Award winner was presented to Theresa Biendit, a dedicated volunteer library coordinator at the Costick Center and a true ambassador for Adults 50 & Better programs

Programs and services such as Meals on Wheels, AARP Tax Services, S.A.G.E., Gift Shop, Sojourn Bears, Home Chore, and many other tasks depend on the commitment of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, call 248-473-1830 for more information.

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