Brooklyn-Wide Interagency Council on Aging stages ninth annual Outstanding Senior Service Awards
The theme of this year’s Older Americans Month was “Connect, create and contribute.” In keeping with those imperatives, Brooklyn Borough Hall hosted the Brooklyn-wide Interagency Council on Aging’s ninth annual Outstanding Senior Service Awards. BWICA singled out seniors who have applied energy, creativity and compassion to making the lives of those around them easier and more fulfilling.
BWICA’s process permits people involved in senior organizations to nominate volunteers whose efforts reflect exceptional commitment and effort on behalf of NewYork State’s largest senior community.
Ruth Cohen, president of the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged at the Hebrew Educational Society, was one of seven honorees singled out for their exceptional contributions. Also honored were Rivolye Alex, Marilyn Brown, Patricia Gregory Marcia Headley, Shirley Luck and Ng So Sim.
Sue Ann Partnow, program director of the JASA Senior Center at the HES, said, “This was a wonderful opportunity to honor one of our hard working volunteers. I sent in Ruth’s bio and wasn’t surprised when she was selected to receive this special recognition.