The CSRA Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging recognized the Provider of the Year, Volunteer Group of the Year and Volunteer of the Year at its annual Awards and Recognition Program on Wednesday.
Last year’s winners presented the 2013 awards.
This year’s Provider of the Year was awarded to Rod Barrie, of Comfort Keepers, for the organization’s efforts to provide adequate nutrition for senior citizens through food drives and enlisting the help of other agencies in the collection of food.
Greater Augusta Diabetes Educators was awarded the 2013 Volunteer Group of the Year Award for its work serving seniors who have diabetes. Anne Whittington received the award on behalf of the group.
The 2013 Clara West Volunteer of the Year Award was given to Gail Perkins for her service with Meals on Wheels. She was commended for tirelessly volunteering service before and after her full-time job at International Paper to serve hot meals to seniors, and ensuring that seniors she encountered who couldn’t afford to buy a fan received one.