An urban farm, a dedicated literacy advocate and an exuberant community volunteer were recognized today, Oct. 17, for outstanding contributions to intergernational work throughout the province. The inaugural Lieutenant-governor’s Intergenerational Awards were given out at the Department of Seniors’ annual fall consultation at the Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth. “My hope is this award will help create more connections between the generations,” said Mayann Francis, lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia. “When we link people together, we build communities and that is a benefit to us all.” The theme of the awards, Generations Growing Together, is designed to recognize the work of community volunteers and organizations who encourage or inspire interaction and bonding between age groups. “The Department of Seniors is very pleased to work in partnership with the Youth Secretariat and the Rotary Club of Halifax to support these awards,” said Minister of Seniors Carolyn Bolivar-Getson. “This award program recognizes the value and importance of intergenerational bonding as highlighted in the Strategy for Positive Aging in Nova Scotia.” The Urban Farm Museum of Spryfield was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Group award for promoting intergenerational events and activities within its community. Doris Evans of Cherry Brook, was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award: Older Generation, for a lifetime of service improving the literacy of youth in her community. Kandra Morgan of Lunenburg, was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Award: Younger Generation, for her dedication to working with seniors at Harbour View Haven long-term care facility. Winners received a framed certificate, a letter of recognition from the lieutenant-governor, and a cash donation to the program or, in the case of individual awards, a donation to a not-for-profit organization chosen by the recipient. Sponsorship of the awards is shared by the Rotary Club of Halifax (the volunteer group award), the Youth Secretariat (the younger generation award), and the Department of Seniors (the older generation award). For more information on the awards and the recipients see www.gov.ns.ca/scs or by phone the Department of Seniors Secretariat toll free at 1-800-670-0065.
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