The Kentucky River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living Aging Council gathered for their quarterly meeting on Dec. 3, during which some special annual awards were presented.
Those awards were the Kentucky River Title V Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) Outstanding Achievement Award (for one host agency and one enrollee) and the Kentucky River Senior Citizen Center of the Year 2011(one for the under 50 average daily participants and one for the over 50 average daily participants). Other awards given were Caregiver of the Year, Grandparent of the Year, Nursing Facility of the Year, Business Partnership Award, and Agency Partnership Award.
This year LKLP Community Action Agency was the recipient of the Kentucky River Title V SCSEP Outstanding Achievement Award for the most outstanding host agency with the Kentucky River Title V SCSEP. Ms. Juanita Short was presented the Kentucky River Title V SCSEP Outstanding Achievement Award for her outstanding achievement as an enrollee on the Kentucky River Title V Program. Hazard/Perry County Senior Citizen Center was the recipient of the Senior Center of the Year for the over 50 average daily participants and Wolfe County Senior Citizens was the recipients of the Senior Center of the Year in the under 50 average daily participants category.
Caregiver of the Year was presented to two individuals this year: Christine Coburn of Knott County for the care she has provided to her husband and Brenda Noble of Perry County for the care she has provided to her mother. The Grandparent of the Year award was presented to Mary Ann Brandenburg of Lee County. The Facility of the Year Award was presented to Nim Henson Geriatric Center. The Community Partnership awards were presented to ARH and the UK Extension Service. The Business Partnership was presented to Kentucky Power AEP.