National Council On Aging Recognizes Heritage Park Senior Facility
February 26, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033
Henderson, Nev. – The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has recognized the city of Henderson’s Heritage Park Senior Facility docent greeter program through its National Institute of Senior Centers 2012 Programs of Excellence Awards. The docent greeter program earned an honorable mention in the leadership, civic engagement and community development category. Other winning cities include Philadelphia, Pa.; Mobile, Ala.; Irvine, Calif.; and Alexandria, Va.
Announced in February each year, the awards are designed to honor and promote outstanding efforts made by senior centers throughout the nation to offer innovative, creative and replicable programs for older adults. Heritage Park Senior Facility’s all-volunteer docent greeter program provides first-time visitors with a personal welcome and facility tour, assists with program registration and helps to eliminate anxiety new visitors might feel. Since its inception in April 2011, the docent greeter program has logged 1,413 facility tours and more than 2,144 volunteer hours, which is worth an estimated $46,700.
“The docent program helps new visitors to our senior centers feel welcome and accepted while also providing volunteers with a strong sense of purpose and accomplishment,” said Jacob Snow, Henderson City Manager. “It is my hope that this premier program can serve as a model for senior centers nationwide.”
For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2950.
About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.
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