The Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and
Laurel Cancer Support and Resource
Center Receives an Aging
Achievement Award from the
National Association of Area
on Aging (n4a)
Pictured (from left) during the award
presentation are Jeffery S. Prough, President and CEO of CST-LTL,
Marguerite Linteau, Chief Clinical Officer of CST-LTL, Leigh Ann
Bolinskey, Director of the Mountain Laurel Cancer Center, Dawn Simonson,
n4a President and Michael Wampler, Mountain Empire Transit Director.
Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc.
is pleased to announce that its
Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource Center has been honored with
an Aging Achievement Award by the National Association of Area
Agencies on Aging (n4a). The awards program is sponsored by CST your
Link to Life (CST-LTL). The Mountain Laurel Center
was among 44 local aging programs
to receive honors at the n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow, July 7-12,
in Denver, CO.
The 2012 n4a Aging Achievement Awards
recognize Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and Title VI Native American
aging programs that have developed successful, cost-effective
initiatives to support older adults, persons with disabilities and their
family caregivers. The honored programs serve as models for other
agencies seeking new and effective approaches to address the needs of
older residents and their families in local communities.
nation’s older adult population continues to grow dramatically, we are
going to need to develop more and more innovative strategies to address
the needs of the 60+ population as well as to find new ways to utilize
the many assets they possess. We are so pleased to be able to recognize
and honor these innovative and successful programs and practices that
are doing just that,” said n4a CEO Sandy Markwood. “Our award winners
are leaders in developing creative solutions, born out of the Aging
Network’s ongoing commitment to support the independence and wellbeing
of older adults. We congratulate and thank each of these programs for
being true models for the entire Aging Network.”
Volunteers with the Mountain Laurel Cancer Center
support cancer patients, their family and caregivers by providing rides
to doctor visits, delivering nutritional supplements, crocheting
comfort-care items, help navigating the cancer care system and lead a
chronic disease self-management program adapted for cancer survivors.
The volunteers provide hands-on interactions with the clients and help
improve their quality of life.
The 2012 n4a Aging Achievement Awards honored
programs in a range of categories that include Care Transitions,
Caregiving, Community Planning/Livable Communities, Elder Abuse
Prevention, Financial Assistance, Healthy Aging/Nutrition, Home &
Community-Based Care, Medicaid Wavier/Medicare, Technology,
Transportation, Volunteerism/Civic Engagement and ‘You Name It.’
The learn more about Mountain
Empire Older Citizens, Inc. and the Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and
Resource Center, visit our website at
www.meoc.org or find us on Facebook.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
(n4a) is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on
Aging (AAAs) across the country and a champion in our nation’s capital
for Title VI Native American aging programs. n4a’s primary mission is to
build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with
disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and
communities for as long as possible. (www.n4a.org
The Mountain Laurel Cancer Support and Resource
Center of Mountain Empire Older Citizens, Inc., was honored recently in
Denver, Colorado, with an Aging Achievement Award from the National
Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). Critical Signals Technology
(CST-LTL) is a long-time sponsor of the n4a Aging Innovations and
you worry about who is going to get credit, you don't get much work done."
Dorothy Height, a founding matriarch of the
American Civil Rights movement.