Dortha Teeple Advocacy Award presented on June 26

by | June 30, 2015 6:49 am

Fentress County volunteer, Carolyn Aronson, receives the Dortha Teeple Advocacy Award, from AAAD staff. L-R: LaNelle Godsey, Carolyn Aronson, Kelly Clarkson and Loni Holloway Hitchcock

On June 26, Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability recognized volunteers who serve with the State Health Insurance Assistance Program /Senior Medicare Patrol, Guardianship and Ombudsman programs.

Each year the SHIP/SMP programs present the Dortha Teeple Advocacy Award to a volunteer that goes above and beyond. For 2015, the award was presented to Carolyn Aronson, who volunteers in Fentress County. Teeple, who had lived in White County, was a previous SHIP/SMP volunteer who began advocating for seniors and affordable medication when she was 72 years old.

For more information contact the AAAD at (931) 432-4111.

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