Dr. Edward I. Gordon, active member of the Society of the United Helpers and resident of Potsdam, New York, was recently selected as one of the 50 seniors nationwide for special recognition at LeadingAge’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC.
As part of the recognition, Dr. Gordon was included in the LeadingAge “Celebrating Age” exhibit that specifically highlighted individuals who are expanding the world of possibilities for the aging. These 50 people were noted for making a difference by sharing creative talents, serving others and making their part of the world a better place to live. Dr. Gordon was recognized for his commitment to increasing community awareness of the need to improved services for North Country Seniors.
Dr. Gordon has served the Society of the United Helpers for more than 25 years on various Boards, unit memberships and committees. Most recently, Dr. Gordon co-chaired the $1.3 million capital campaign for the construction of Maplewood Campus and the addition of St. Lawrence County’s first Assisted Living Program.
“These older adults selected for this exhibit are living examples of our mission: to expand the possibilities for aging,” LeadingAge CEO Larry Minnix said. “We honor them for making a difference and transforming the vision of aging in this country.”
LeadingAge is a national association representing more than 5,400 not-for-profit organizations serving older adults. More than 400 individuals were nominated to be part of this exhibit, which included stories and photos from each selected participant. A panel of older adults selected these individuals in early October based on their “zest for life and commitment to making a difference in their communities.” The 50 seniors were honored at a reception during the annual meeting.