The Monticello Senior Center Board of Directors has been honored for its outstanding contributions to the elderly.
Key Community Partners Awards recognize the outstanding effort and positive impact the award recipients have had on seniors in their communities. The awards are presented by Senior Community Services (SCS), a Minnetonka-based non-profit. SCS has supported positive aging and independence for seniors since 1950. The organization manages and is affiliated with a number of community-based senior centers that are located throughout suburban Hennepin County as well as Wright County.
The Second Annual Key Community Partners Awards were presented Oct. 26 during a luncheon at the Marriott Minneapolis West in St. Louis Park. Center Director Pam Loidolt attended the ceremony. Jerrie Ahrens and Idella Ziegler accepted the Key Partners Award on behalf of Monticello Senior Center Board of Directors. Specifically, The Monticello Senior Center board was honored by SCS for demonstrating a strong commitment to the needs of seniors in the community. The board has been a strong advocate for older adults and has set high standards for the Monticello Senior Center by establishing clear policies and objectives.
“Our success over the years is due, in no small way, to the critical partnerships and networks of support we have with civic groups, businesses, municipalities, faith communities and the more than 5,200 volunteers that help carry out our mission each year,” said Ben Withhart, CEO and executive director. “Our partners recognize we all benefit when our elders in need are supported to age in place with dignity.” Legendary WCCO radio broadcaster Roger Erickson hosted the Oct. 26 event. For information about the Monticello Senior Center, visit www.ci.monticello.mn.us.