A Thomson woman was part of a group of seniors from around the state presented with the Advocating for Positive Change Award recently at the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly (Co-AGE) annual wrap-up meeting of the legislative session.
The following advocates were awarded for 2004: Waycross -- Mr. Lace Futch; Crescent -- Ms. Sadie Ryals; Locust Grove -- Ms. Lorene Lindsey; Carrollton -- Mrs. Douglass M. Fisher; Colbert -- Mr. Richard Anderson; Thomson--Ms. Nancy Drane; Americus -- Mr. Cecil Horne, Jr.; Warner Robins -- Mr. Grady Clemonts; Hazlehurst -- Mr. Roger Gene Livingston; Albany -- Ms. Reba Stewart; and Rome -- Rev. Warren Jones.
Persons who were honored with the Advocating for Positive Change Award are: (Back row left to right): Richard Anderson; Cecil Horne, Jr.; Grady Clemonts; Roger Gene Livingston. (Middle row left to right): Lace Futch, Lorene Lindsey, Nancy Drane, Warren Jones and Reba Stewart. (In front) Mrs. Douglass Fisher.
The meeting was held at the Retreat at Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Ga.
The award was in recognition of the seniors' devotion and energy in advocating for issues concerning older adults at the local, state or federal level.
State Sen. Johnny Floyd from District 132 welcomed the more than 100 participants, reported Matthew Malok, program manager for the Georgia Council on Aging.