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September 1995

The 1995 Prime Time Awards

Coordinated Care is pleased to introduce its "magnificent seven" 1995 Prime Time Awards honorees.  These awards were created to honor citizens from throughout Western New York who exemplify successful aging.

The Prime Time Awards luncheon honoring this year's awardees will be held on Thursday, September 21 from 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo.


Coordinated Care created the Prime Time Awards to honor "Seasoned Citizens" throughout Western New York who contribute to their community in positive, productive ways and are an inspiration to others.  Perhaps you know a "Seasoned Citizen" who:

Coordinated Care - your helping hand for long-term care - is funded by the Erie County Department of Social Services and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.   Coordinated Care helps "Seasoned Citizens," disabled individuals, and their family caregivers locate needed programs and services.


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Lee Gross ANTHONE - Founder of the new Child Advocacy Center for sexually abused children in downtown Buffalo, Ms. Anthone followed her heart and found children in need.  After reading about the devastating effects of child abuse, she visited centers in the Midwest and West that assist abuse victims.  Upon her return, she called upon friends and wrote grant proposals to establish a local center.   Located on Delaware Avenue, the Child Advocacy Center - the first of its kind in New York State - helped nearly 400 children in its first year.


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Ralph HUBBELL - A native Buffalonian, Mr. Hubbell began his career in broadcasting here in 1935.  He holds the world's record for the longest radio career in sports broadcasting in one community and has contributed greatly to his community through his profession and passion for sports.  He has written six books and continues writing regular columns for three area newspapers.  He is currently the host of the "Aging Is For Everyone" show on WKBW-TV where his vitality and compassion carry through over the airwaves.


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Mamie KIRKLAND - Many who meet her say Mrs. Kirkland's near-death experience as a child enabled her to "capture a piece of heaven."  At 87, Mamie is the dynamic matriarch of five generations.  While working hard to raise her family, she offered her own style of community service by serving as teacher, counselor, substitute parent and confessor offering wisdom, compassion and truth.  An active member of the First Shiloh Baptist Church for over 50 years, she currently serves on the Home Mission Society.


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Helen MILLER - At the age of 77, Ms. Miller fulfilled a lifelong ambition by training to be a clown.  She uses this talent to bring joy and laughter to the Special Olympics, nursing homes and hospitals.  At the age of 80, she earned her high school diploma.  She continues to contribute to her church community in Angola, volunteers for Meals-On-Wheels and assists patients at Lakeshore Hospital.   Her whole life has been shaped by her pioneering spirit.  From her garden she invented a local favorite - a seasoned salt called Peptaste.

Robert WOLF

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Robert WOLF - Mr. Wolf exemplifies qualities essential to successful aging.  As a positive individual who finds real joy and purpose in helping others, his extensive volunteerism includes teaching computers to children at a local elementary school and visiting residents at five different nursing homes.  Active in his church and at the Amherst Senior Center, he truly a role model for people of all ages.



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Harold and Delores TREWILER - Mr. and Mrs. Trewiler were nominated as "a husband and wife team who love serving the community as soul mates."   Together they have made a tremendous impact in Chautauqua County.  They are the founding members of the Silver Creek Senior Center, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Volunteers, United Senior Council Members, and Advisory Board Members for the Chatauqua County Office for the Aging.  Their grass-roots efforts range from baking for community meetings to renovating buildings.  They are known for remembering people with cards and gifts and, most importantly, sharing smiles that brighten even the darkest day.


For more information, call Coordinated Care at (716) 858 - 2307


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