The Commission on Aging is an informed voice in the community, to advise, support and advocate on any or all matters affecting the aging in Tuolumne County.
Cathie Peacock, Chairman of the Community Relations Committee and longtime Commission member, was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
According to Peacock, “We purpose to be a visible advocacy group, promoting an improved quality of life on behalf of our senior community.
The commission actively seeks to understand community needs impacting seniors, their families and their community. Our focus areas are education, transportation, community involvement and legislative matters.”
Peacock has been working hard along with the other members of her committee to get ready for the 2013 Centenarian Awards Ceremony scheduled for 11 AM this morning (October 23rd) at the Tuolumne County Senior Center.
Peacock said, “The Commission on Aging acknowledges and honors our citizens who have reached age 100 yrs or older. They will be inducted into Tuolumne County’s Centenarian Society. In addition, those who are 96 (freshman); 97 (sophomores); 98 (juniors); 99 (seniors) years old will be recognized as students in the University of Life of Wisdom and Experience.”
The public is invited to attend the hour long free event. Those who are 100 years and older into will have their names added to a special wall plaque at the Senior Center, honoring past and present Centenarians.
Local leaders will host, serve, and present the honors to the recipients.
The general public is welcome for lunch, a $5 donation is suggested.
The Commission on Aging is an informed voice in the community, to advise, support and advocate on any or all matters affecting the aging in Tuolumne County. They hold their meetings at the Area 12 Agency on Aging building at 19074 Standard Road, Ste C, Sonora, California 95370 Contact them at 209-532-8583
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.