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Program accepting nominations to honor seniors

Do you know a person or group making a positive impact on older Floridians?  Now you can do something to recognize them.

The Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) has opened nominations for the 2013 Quality Senior Living Awards Program. Since 1981, this statewide awards program has commended individuals and organizations that positively impact the quality of life of Florida’s seniors. Florida Power & Light Company has co-sponsored the program since 1989.

This year’s award winners will be announced Aug. 13 at the 2013 Florida Conference on Aging at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando. Each winner will receive an award package valued at over $400.

Quality Senior Living Awards will be made in the following categories:

• Service to Seniors by an Organization Award
• Senior Vision Media Award
• Dr.  Carter Osterbind Outstanding FCOA Member Award
• Public Service Award

Nominations must be received by May 17.

For more information or to nominate an individual or organization, call FCOA 850-222-8877.   Nominations may be submitted online at

Allen Chapel Church to host health fair
The Allen Chapel AME Church Commission on Health and Wellness will host a Community Health Fair on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
More than 30 vendors will offer health information, including diabetic screenings and blood pressure checks. Local physicians will be on site to answer questions. Light refreshments and giveaways will be available.

Marjorie Mole, coordinator of the event, said the health fair is free and an opportunity to learn about resources available in the community.

The church is at 580 George W. Engram Blvd., Daytona Beach.

For more information, call 386-761-6888 or email

Volusia ECHO schedules listening sessions
The staff from the Volusia ECHO program will host five community listening sessions to give residents an opportunity to comment about the program’s future. The first is 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. May 14 at the Museum of Florida Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

The other sessions are:
• May 21 at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach
• May 23 at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach
• May 29 at The Casements, 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach
• June 4 at Lyonia Environmental Center, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona
• The ECHO program, approved by taxpayers in 2000, provides funds for the acquisition or construction of environmental, cultural, historic and outdoor recreation facilities for the public.

More information: Bobbie King at or 386-736-5953 or

Special to the Daytona Times



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