A Volunteer Recognized

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In early May, The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) and MetLife Foundation honored recipients of the 2008 MetLife Foundation Older Volunteers Enrich America Awards. The program, now in its sixth year, honors the exemplary contributions of older volunteers and promotes volunteering among older adults nationwide. The award-winning volunteers, all over the age of 50, traveled to Washington, D.C. for a ceremony in their honor.

Rockville resident Yvonne McCullough, 78 years old, has been a weekly volunteer for 11 years at Winter Growth, Inc., Olney, MD, an adult medical day center, where older adults participate in therapeutic activities and make friends. The mission of the center is to maintain the self-esteem and human dignity of frail, health-impaired older adults and to allow them to remain living in their local communities. Through her many presentations, Yvonne, nicknamed the “Garden Lady” and the “Nail Lady,” has joyfully shared her life experiences, many exotic trips, and artistic and photographic skills in travel and gardening videos Yvonne is a role model to all in how to make a difference in the world.

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