Lorraine Meyer Receives Joseph D. Vaughan Volunteer Award

Lorraine Meyer of Farmington, NH was honored at a recent award ceremony in Concord, NH. Governor Hassan presented her with the Joseph D. Vaughan Award for her outstanding leadership and volunteer service in Stafford County. For more than 50 years, Mrs. Meyer has been inspiring philanthropy and investing in the community, passionately working for the greater good of others to improve the quality of life for all. Contributions of her time, talent and treasures are remarkable. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors at Cornerstone VNA for 12 years and is a Hospice Volunteer providing comfort and support to patients as well as their families and caregivers. She has also served on the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and for many years participated in the Frisbie Follies. She was past President of the Farmington’s Women’s Club and the Farmington’s Historical Society, serving both organizations for many years. She also volunteered for the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts when her children were young, and for many years was an active member of the Farmington Ambulance Corps. Cornerstone VNA nominated Lorraine Meyer for this award not only for her 12 years of leadership and volunteerism at the VNA, but also for her commitment and dedication working for the greater good of others in Strafford County. She continues to leave her mark on the community through her charitable work, leadership and inspirational philanthropy.

The Joseph D. Vaughan Award was initiated in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D. Vaughan, a New Hampshire legislator.  Representative Vaughan was an early advocate for older residents of the State and was instrumental in creating a State Agency dedicated to the well-being of older people.

The Joseph D. Vaughan Award is presented to individuals or couples, over the age of 60, who have shown outstanding leadership or demonstrated meritorious achievement as a volunteer, on behalf of older citizens in New Hampshire.  Each year EngAGING NH and The State Committee on Aging recognizes the work of volunteers at an award Ceremony with the Governor and the Commissioner of Health and Human Services.

Lorraine Meyer JDV Award

(pictured: Commissioner DHHS Nicholas A. Toumpas, Lorraine Meyer and Governor Maggie Hassan)

 

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