Nadine Morris honored as 'Older American of the Year'

DOWNEY - Downey resident Nadine Morris was among several local older adults honored by Supervisor Don Knabe and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at the 46th annual awards ceremony honoring "Older Americans of the Year."The Older American Award honors "outstanding senior citizen volunteers who with their talents and dedication help improve the quality of life for others." "Mrs. Morris is a great representation of our city and our local senior citizen population," said Mayor Luis Marquez, who also recognized Morris at Tuesday's City Council meeting. "I congratulate her on her effortless willingness to give back to her community." Morris has been a resident of Downey for 21 years and keeps herself busy by volunteering for the Downey Senior Recreation Club as their president. She has been a member of the club since 1994. With the help of other club members, Morris facilitates weekly club meetings, coordinates music for dances, seasonal banquets, decorations and oversees financial matters of the club. She has volunteered more than 300 hours a year over the last 10 years. "I am very proud of our Downey seniors and what they do for our community," said Mayor Pro Tem Roger Brossmer. "Mrs. Morris is an excellent example and demonstrates a great sense of motivation and commitment." Morris has three daughters, one son, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6