VAAA holds 11th annual meeting

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) - (03/20/17) - Monday, Valley Area Agency on Aging, or VAAA as it's commonly known, held its eleventh annual meeting.

The organization provides resources and advocacy for senior members of the community.

During the meeting, they recognized service providers and volunteers who are helping to make life better for seniors.

Shirley Johnson was born with cerebral palsy, but she doesn't let that stop her from helping others. She volunteers with the Senior Companion Program and received the volunteer of the year award on Monday.

“When you see her get up every morning and go volunteer four days a week, that just inspires anybody,” said Delores Johnson, Shirley’s sister.

They also recognized three Centenarians who all shared their secrets for living to the tender age of 100.

Our own Dawn Jones was the emcee for the event.

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