(WSIL) -- The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is proud to announce the 2020 Engaging Aging Awards.
The recipients of the Governor’s Engaging Aging Award are nominated by the Area Agencies on Aging. The award recognizes groups and organizations who lead by example and have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in the lives of our older Illinoisans this past year.
The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency was nominated by Midland Area Agency on Aging.
Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency, one of the EMA’s in Midland Area Agency on Aging’s five-county area, continues to go above and beyond normal duties, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jefferson County EMA are the first ones to offer to assist in any way they can. The agency goes above and beyond in offering to help, and all Midland has to do is send an email, knowing that Jefferson County EMA will respond immediately. Whether it is a webinar, a training, local meeting, water shortage, or extreme weather warning, this group is one of a kind and well deserving of recognition. They are among the first to help Midland Area Agency on Aging and the seniors in the area.
Other 2020 Governor’s Engaging Aging awardees are:
- Senior Services Associates, Inc., of Kane, Kendall, and McHenry Counties
- Illinois Assistive Technology Program (IATP)
- Land of Lincoln Legal Aid
- Cook County Sheriff’s Office