Area Agency on Aging of Broward County
Celebrating 30 years of Dedicated Service to Broward’s Senior Population!
Volume 31, Number 3
“Published three times a year”
September - December 2004
“Broward’s Triple Treat”
Trio of Local Leaders Honored for Volunteer Works
The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County
proudly acknowledges three of its dedicated
advocates who were recently bestowed accolades
by the local community:
Mary Todd, Areawide Council on Aging Board
Member (standing c in left photo), was named a First
Lady of Broward, by the Broward County Fair,
for her exemplary fundraising work and community
involvement with the Area Agency and North
Broward Medical Center.
Three generations from Mary’s Family, including her husband, Dr.
Murray Todd, as well as representatives from the Area Agency, were
on hand to congratulate the honoree on her achievement.
Gail Ganotta (middle photo center), the Area Agency’s Senior
Education and Intervention Manager, recently was named a recipient
of Governor Bush’s Point of Light Award, for her extraordinary
commitment to Broward’s seniors, which includes spending much of
her own personal time, during nights and weekends, delivering donated
assistive medical devices to low income elders. Greeting Gail at a special
ceremony in Tallahassee were Governor Jeb Bush and
Lieutenant Governor Toni Jennings.
Bobbie Huffman (standing c in left photo),
Director of Small Groups and Consumer Markets for
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, was honored at
the Florida Conference on Aging’s 2004 Quality
Senior Living Awards, in the category of
“Service to Seniors by a Volunteer”. Bobbie has
donated countless hours in the past as Fundraising
Co Chair and Chair of the Area Agency’s Advisory
Council. Several of Bobbie’s coworkers were on hand
to share in her excitement during the awards luncheon.
At about 3:00 a.m., on a calm early morning in January, 2005, I
envisioned my beloved Vicki Coceano. She was walking up and down
the aisles at a Board Meeting, much lighter in weight, younger in