Valley News: 5.18.07 by Bill Grayeb
Since 1963, May has been proclaimed Older Americans Month nationwide, in part to bring attention to problems faced by older citizens, but also to recognize how instumental seniors are in helping solve those problems.
On May 15, seven local residents were honored for their volunteer work within the community.
Six received the city of Burbank's Outstanding Older American Volunteer Service Awards -among them:
Pat Gafford (back row) was honored for her tutoring work with children in the "Ready to Read" Program-Burbank Public Library, and her previous work at the Burbank YMCA, Burbank Chorale and Burbank Heritage Commission.
The Older American Awards is one way we take the time to acknowledge and thank those who give of themselves to help make our communities stronger and a better place for all Americans.