Vaughan Award Committee Seeks Nominations

EngAGING NH and the NH State Committee on Aging are pleased to announce that we are soliciting nominations for the annual Joseph D. Vaughan awards.

This is a joint effort to recognize individuals or couples over the age of 60 who demonstrate outstanding leadership or meritorious achievement as volunteers on behalf of New Hampshire’s older citizens. Service to older citizens is an essential but not an exclusive requirement. Nominees must be residents of New Hampshire whose volunteer work is in the Granite State.

A joint committee of EngAGING NH, the NH State Committee on Aging, and a member of the Vaughan family review all nominations and select one person or a couple from each county to be honored. Recipients will be recognized in a ceremony highlighting their accomplishments. The awards ceremony is scheduled for May 2, 2016 in the Executive Council Chamber. The Vaughan family has been invited to join us.

The Joseph D. Vaughan Award was initiated in 1962 to memorialize the Honorable Joseph D. Vaughan. A New Hampshire legislator, Representative Vaughan was an early advocate for older residents of the state and was instrumental in creating a state agency dedicated to the well being of older people.

Attached is a listing of winners from the past six years. We welcome resubmissions of prior years’ nominees who were not selected, but who continued to volunteer in 2015, as well as new candidates.

A copy of the Nomination Form follows. ALL Nominations must be received no later than March 11, 2016. Emailed nominations are preferred. Nominations may be emailed to or they may be mailed via the USPS to:




c/o Roger Vachon

19 Centerwood Drive

Concord, NH 03301

Nominations are acknowledged within 72 hours of receipt.

In the absence of acknowledgment, please call Roger at 603-223-6903.


Sincerely yours,



Roger Vachon, EngAGING NH

Vaughan Awards Coordinator