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Agency on Aging seeks outstanding seniors
Myrna Wachs
Turlock resident Myrna Wachs was selected as the District 2 2015 Senior Award Winner by the Stanislaus County Commission on Aging for her philanthropic efforts. The Commission is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Senior Awards. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is looking for a few good men and women. Every year the Agency on Aging asks the community to nominate those senior citizens who have gone the extra mile through service, humanitarianism, leadership, political advocacy or by just being a good neighbor.

Five nominees, one from each Supervisorial District, will be recognized by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors in May during Older Americans Month.

Last year, Turlock resident Myrna Wachs was presented the Senior Award for District 2.

Wachs was nominated for the award for her work at the Senior Law Project, helping feed homeless men through the Democratic Club,  registering people to vote at the Turlock Farmers Market, and being  an active member of Congregation Beth Shalom, where she was the chairperson of a committee that serves by visiting the sick and dying. She also volunteered to drive other seniors around who have vision problems, and organized the synagogue’s springtime bake sale and fair Café Shalom.

Other 2015 Senior Award winners were: Belmiro Goulart of Riverbank in Supervisorial District 1; Jim Cairns of Modesto, District 3; Richard Anderson of Modesto, District 4; and James Coverick of Ceres, District 5.

To nominate someone for the 2016 Senior Awards, call the Agency on Aging at 558-7825. The deadline to submit nomination forms is March 10.