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North Shore Senior Center Celebrates Super Seniors!

May 21, 2015

By Mary Staackmann, Director of Lifelong Learning

Every day, older adults devote countless hours of their time as volunteers to nonprofit organizations across the county. They may assist with administrative tasks, greet customers, plant flowers, drive people, serve in leadership roles, mentor children, and serve in myriad other ways. It is difficult to quantify the impact of these efforts on our society.

These older adults take on very special roles as mentors and role models. Their caring deeds, expertise, and community involvement signify their commitment to their fellow citizens and to the areas in which they live. These seniors are a shining example of how the individual, in any number of ways, can contribute to the betterment of society.

Each year, North Shore Senior Center honors these older adults and their volunteer service at our annual Super Senior Day celebration. On Thursday, May 21, over 40 volunteers from organizations throughout the northern suburbs will be recognized and celebrated at a luncheon and awards ceremony in their honor.

The names of these Super Senior volunteers will be added to the Honor Roll Book, which lists the more than 2,000 seniors who have been awarded “Super Senior” status since 1973. That volume is on display year-round in the North Shore Senior Center’s library.

Below is a list of this year’s Super Seniors and the organizations they serve. North Shore Senior Center congratulates these Super Seniors and thanks them for their remarkable contributions to our communities. If you know anyone on the list, please congratulate them as well! 

Mary Jane Austin, Covenant Village of Northfield
Charlotte Bass, The Lodge of Northbrook
William R. Bickley, American Legion Post 166 Glenview
Ruth Buchanan, Temple Judea Mizpah
Joan Bugay, Frisbie Senior Center
Phyllis Cable, Skokie Public Library
Bryna Cytrynbaum, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
Sally Dobroski, Kenilworth Historical Society
Lana Festen, Cancer Wellness Center
Ruth Houdek, Chestnut Square at the Glen
Nancy Hug, New Foundation Center, Inc.
Jan Jeffery, Glenview United Methodist Women
Angela Kale, Maine Township MaineStreamers
Barb Kearney, Woman’s Society Winnetka Congregational Church
Adele Kleine, North Shore Garden Club
Georgia Leese, The Neighbors of Kenilworth
Sue Lenart, The East Wing Glenview Senior Center
Robert Lozaro, North Suburban YMCA
Sharon Martin, Park Ridge Park District Senior Center
Ralph Minnis, Friends of the Des Plaines Library
Ricardo Miranda, North Shore Assembly of God
Bernice Mitkey, Patty Turner Center
Nancy Napalo, Angles for Sexual Health (formerly Links)
Jean Nelson, The East Wing Glenview Senior Center
Ruth L. Nelson, Executive Service Corps of Chicago
Cheri Nolan, North Shore Senior Center
Betty Oswald, St. Peter Community Church
Ann Ramsay, Brandel Health & Rehab-Covenant Village
Tom Reilly, Levy Senior Center
Bryan Ruhman, Symphony of Evanston
Joyce & John Schladweiler, NAMI Cook County North Suburban
Sam Sibley, Levy Senior Center – Monday/Wednesday Club
Chester Szafranski, Niles Senior Center
Robin S. Thomas, Shore Community Services, Inc.
Gwen Trindl, League of Women Voters - Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth
Miles J. Valles, Kemnitz Center for Active Adults
Joan West, Lutheran Church of the Ascension
Frank Winkler, Music Institute of Chicago
Lee Ann Wozniak, Mather Place of Wilmette
Russell Zapel, Chicago Botanic Garden
Jan Zeunert, Park Ridge Park District Senior Center