Agency on Aging Announces Award for Leadership to Patrick Harness

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BLOOMINGTON – The East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging (ECIAAA) announces the recipient of the Dr. Arthur H. Larsen Leadership Award for 2018.

The Leadership Award is presented each year to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in advancing programs, services, and opportunities for older persons in East Central Illinois.  The Leadership Award is named in honor of Dr. Arthur H. Larsen who served as the first Chairperson of the ECIAAA Corporate Board in 1974.

The 2018 Dr. Arthur H. Larsen Leadership Award recipient is Patrick Harness of Champaign Illinois.  Mr. Harness received the Award in recognition for his extraordinary leadership, vision, and service to the Illinois Aging Network as illustrated by the following achievements: 

                       Co-Founder of the Champaign County Senior Task Force

                       Former Vice President of the Executive Board of Family Service of Champaign County

                       Human Services Transportation Plan Representative serving Champaign County

                       ECIAAA Advisory Council Member since 2007 and served as Chairperson since 2016

ECIAAA is a non-profit corporation founded in 1972 and designated by the Illinois Department on Aging to serve older persons and family caregivers in a 16-county area.  ECIAAA is funded with grants of federal Older Americans Act funds and Illinois General Revenue Funds through the Illinois Department on Aging.  Together with 21 community programs on Aging, ECIAAA provides a wide range of services for over 21,000 older adults and 900 caregivers annually.

For more information please contact Susan C. Real, Executive Director, at 309-533-3232 or email at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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