Help by the hundreds: Elder Services applauds.


Byline: Lisa D. Welsh

WEST BOYLSTON - Elder Services of Worcester Area Inc. recognized more than 350 volunteers yesterday at the Manor Restaurant. Honored were its board of directors, senior companion volunteers, nutrition and money management volunteers, Meals on Wheels drivers and nutrition program volunteers.

In May 2006, the organization assumed sponsorship of the nutrition and money management programs from the Age Center of Worcester Area Inc., averting disruption of services to area seniors. In celebration of its inaugural year of managing these programs, Elder Services provided dinner, awards and entertainment for its volunteers, most of whom are seniors themselves. Elder Services of Worcester is a private, nonprofit corporation and one of a network of 27 Home Care corporations across the state that coordinates community-based services for seniors.


Board of Directors: Paul Bowler, president; Sister Marie Therese Martin, vice president; Linda Cragin, treasurer; John Staples assistant treasurer; Karl Gumpright, secretary; Emmanuel Asia, Anne Bourgeois, Gloria Castriotta, Thomas Cullinane, Ray D'Aiuto, Deborah Fins, Linda Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Gaidanowicz, Betty Hamilton, George Heeley, Philip Heywood*, Rosemarie Highlands, Chet Jakubiak, Carol LaPrade, Lauren Mack, Thomas Manning, Raymond Mantyla, Edward McCarthy*, Judith O'Connor, Charles O'Neill*, Yung Phan, Cheryl Pope, Walter Rice, Natalie Sokol, Margos Stone and Tara Tokarz-Egan. (*) designates honorary position.

Services Committee: John Belding, Dolores Buckley, Barbara Girouard, Elaine Grady, Dorothy Page, Carol Premo, Angela Rocheleau and Elaine Sullivan.

Finance Committee: Eugene Dodd.

SHINE: Myles Hayes.

Money Management, Advisory Committee: Nancy Johnson, Dawn King, Robert MacAllister, Louise McGrath, Paula Smith and Caroline Sullivan.

Volunteers: Mary Arsenault, Anne Barnes, Christine Brown, Brenda Cotto, Cheryl Courtemanch, David Covino, Kathleen Dalianis, Daryl Diamond, Irmine Farmerie, Nancy Gallagher, Lissett Gines, Ann Goodrow, Maureen Halley, Sheldon Hampton, Lisa Henderson, Dorothy Hutchins, Amy Katz, Fran Keddy, Edward Kennedy, Jennifer Klunk, Virginia LaPan, Robert MacAllister, Margaret Misilo, Robert Moylan, Tania Sanborn, Denise Smyth, Ann Stamm, Debra Walsh and Maggie Woodward.

Senior Companion Program Volunteers: Joe Andrews, Fran Anyon, Mabel Babbitt, Stephanie Bellione, Emma Burnett, Ruth Clay, Juana...

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