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6 -THE CITIZEN - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2003 BRITINI MENDENHALL, ANNA LEE PATTON, 18, 17, daughter of Richard daughter of Donald and and Tammy Mendenhall, Janice Patton, has earned has earned the Young the Young Womanhood Womanhood Recognition Recognition Award. She is a Award. She is a member of member of Preston Second Preston Second Ward. Her Ward. Her leaders have leaders have been Becky been Becky Cox and Nyla Cox and Nyla Orr. Some of Orr. Some of her projects her projects included childincluded singing, being a care, genealogy work and youth camp director and a being a youth camp direc- study of the human heart. tot. JESSICA ROUNDS, daughter of Blayne and Carolyn Rounds, was award- ed the Young Womanhood Recognition Award in August of 2003. She is a member of Preston Fourth Ward, KATIE MUMFORD, LISA MURPHY, daughter daughter of Ron and Carol of Roy and Nadene Mumford, was awarded the Murphy, was awarded the Young Womanhood Recog- Young Womanhood nition Award in June of Recognition Award in June 2003. She is a member of 2003. Clifton Second Ward. CASEY PORTER, daugh- ter of Craig and Marsha Porter, was awarded the Young Womanhood Recognition Award on Aug. 24, 2003. She is a member of Dayton Ward. any services One in seven county residents are over age 60 By CITIZEN STAFF More than one in every seven residents of Franklin County is at least 60years of age. And of those aged 65 and older, better than one in 20 are living in what is officially We really have to (in the population,in has consequences, address the baby "Alzheimer's diseaSe increase 27 boomer situation current levels percent by 2030, - Sister Anthony Marie 2050." There are Greving about four million called poverty. And one fifth of disease in the nation. those over 65 are living alone, throughout the country, will,, Lookin at the These tidbits of informa-continue to grow as more situation at tion come from Sister Anthony people reach the age of need- ing g Marie Greying, who oversees ing or desiringto be involved. "From the people born the Area Agency on Aging for SICOG, the Southeast Idaho Council of Governments. It provides myriad services for those over the age of 60, including Franklin County residents. "In Franklin County, there are many, many elderly citi- zens that do take advantage of our services," she says. Many aeople in the county are most miliar with the Area Agency on Aging through the efforts of CarolParker and her small, but hardworking paid and mostly volunteer staff. Many take advantage of the congregate meals offered regularly at the center. Many others, unable to drive or trav- el for one reason or another, between 1946 and 1964, includ- ed in the 'baby boom era,' there are 76 million throughout the nation," she said. "We really have to address the baby boomer situation, of those who are coming up to be 60 years of age. "I believe most people at the age of 60 will still be work- ing, won't be seeking services as has been the case (largely) in the past," Sister Marie said. "There has to be a paradigm shift of what the up and coming baby boomer/elderly person is going to be desirous of as far as services." In moving toward that direction, the Area Agency is starting to conduct surveys. group Is being f( region, is a very, very group. Because support outside homes." Assistance must be! ered not only for themselves, but caregivers -- in their families, she also need to take what our families as respite, so they lives, as well. "I consider us resource in get services to have elderly own homes, or taking care of them lunch hour or in that 'sandwich receive visits from volunteers, "We will be doing these in each taking care not bringing homebound meals, of the counties within the next own children, Sister Marie explained that her !our months, she explained,elderly parents. office came about because It s like a strategic p|anning be commended," she Congress passed the Older process, sitting down with Of Franklin('.ou American Act in 1965. "It (the smaller groups, specifically Parker, Sister Marie act) said simply that everyaddressing thoseneeds." gives herself tct, person 60 years-of-age and As a result of those commendable. I older should be entailed tosurveys, it could be learned within a social some services if in need of it. that people in the target group that has the At that point, we only had could point to the agency really does gl congregate and home-deliv- taking a completely different "I think ered meals, and a little bit of path than is env!sioned by fingertips on who transportation and outreachstaff, for example. Our work services. She has might have to be more with the contacts within (services)." Noting that was "many moons ago," she said the amount of services available in the area has grown greatly. The area served covers 9,200 square frail elderly. How do we County area,"shl address all of the up and For more coming Alzheimer's patients,"852-2844 or the Area for example, Sister Marie said. 233-4032, Ext. 16. "The increased longevity n i i R R g R u I | Deep Waters by Thomas Eno - Adventure! Miracles! An inspiring message! m m T N(3t dtoaetoJca ohtore I m I m m I m ~ miles in seven counties, encompassing more than 150,000 people. "Our program focuses on keeping people in their own homes for as long as possible," Sister Marie emphasized. "We really believe the services with- in our home are so viable other than institutionalization, prematurely." The Area Agency's role, from Franklin County locally DANIELLE WILLES, NIKKI NAYLOR, daugh- TARA WESTOVER, daugh- daughter of Howard and ter of Tom and Lora Naylor,ter of Val and LaRee West- Dawn Taylor, was awarded was awarded the Young over, was awarded the the Young Womanhood Womanhood Recognition Young Womanhood Recog- Recognition Award in May Award in August of 2003. nition Award in July of 2003. of 2003. She is a member of She is a memUer of Clifton She is a member of Clifton Dayton Ward. Second Ward. Second Ward. The Preston North Stake Young Womens Presidency would like to congratulate the young women who have received their Young Womanhood Recognition Award and commend them for their efforts in achieving this award. The "Legacy" continues as Jess and Tamra Hamilton continue to learn how adversity can bless and unite families in "Eternal Bonds" of love. Anita Stansfield =14." lUJBI NtD Lynn Gardner is back from an LDS mission to Armenia and that is where this exciting adven- ture of the Anastasia Organization takes place - a thrill ride you won't soon forgetll Lynn Gardner =14." TIFtB/,88 N01 15 Can Paige and Dalton overcome their emotional and physical sears from the past and face what- ever the future may hold? Michele Ashman Bell '14." An engaging and insightful story of faith and service where the smallest miracles have a far- reaching effect. R.K. Terry =14." A I M I.Y 13 FOIIEV A tender story about the love for their grandchildren and the eternal families share for generations. Sian Ann Bessey =17. Greg Olsen's luminous paintings are with inspirational text to create this comforting book. Greg O/sen s17" 24 weekly lessons to strengthen home. Paula Noble Fe/lingham s17." Fun activities for Family Home Evening ~1 Primary in full color and ready to usel!! Mary H. Ross & Jennette G K2r ., ,12." A I,,\MIi'~ D, F~)Xi \ ~R 77 South Preston, Idaho E