Two SeniorsPlus volunteers honored with Margaret Ross Award

LEWISTON — Sheila Sylvester, of Lewiston, and Kathleen Delehanty, of Auburn, were recently honored with the 2021 Margaret Ross Award for their nine years of volunteerism in the Education Center at SeniorsPlus.
The award, presented annually, recognizes that the two women have made significant contributions to the agency and the larger community. SeniorsPlus is the designated Area Agency on Aging serving Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.
The two form a cohesive volunteer team. Sylvester tackles the paperwork, while Delehanty completes data input. When the pandemic hit, the two became the first Friendly Caller Program volunteers, connecting with clients to help decrease social isolation.
“Kathleen and Sheila are two of our most loyal volunteers,” said Betsy Sawyer-Manter, president and CEO of SeniorsPlus. “We are so grateful for their many years of support and are happy to be able to recognize them.”
Headquartered in Lewiston, SeniorsPlus is the western Maine designated Area Agency on Aging covering Franklin, Oxford and Androscoggin counties. Annually, SeniorsPlus serves more than 19,000 individuals and fields 200,000 phone inquiries.
PHOTO: Sheila Sylvester and Kathleen Delehanty are the recipients of the 2021 Margaret Ross Award for volunteerism at SeniorsPlus, Western Maine’s designated Area Agency on Aging.