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Council Presents Munro Award to Chairwoman Garlick

Thursday, June 30, 2016  
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On April 8th, the Council presented our 2016 Peggy Munro Home Care Advocate Award to Representative Denise Garlick (D-Needham) at the Needham Council on Aging.  

Representative Garlick is the House Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Elder Affairs in the Massachusetts Legislature. As the leader in the House of this important Committee, Chairwoman Garlick partners with the Council, Mass Home Care, and our allies to educate her colleagues on the challenges faced by home care workers and the clients they serve.

Our award was presented to Chairwoman Garlick by Council Executive Committee Member Kevin Smith, President of Best of Care in Quincy. Our presentation also featured remarks from Norma, a home care aide employed by Associated Home Care. Norma Marrero described one client she works with who was very difficult but with time and patience came to love working with her.  Norma explained that the flexibility of the schedule provided to her as a home care aide allows her to pursue her studies to become a Registered Nurse.