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posted: 6/9/2014 3:16 PM

BACOA Hall of Fame honors area seniors

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Submitted by Barrington Area Council on Aging

Nine Barrington area residents were inducted into the 19th annual BACOA Hall of Fame on May 21, at a recognition tea at Lake Barrington Woods.

The Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Barrington Area Council on Aging, honors outstanding older adults from the Barrington area for their service to enhance the quality of life in the community. Seniors are nominated by local service organizations, churches, health care providers, nonprofits, the arts, and local governments. Nominating organizations are asked to consider the nominees' professional and personal achievements, as well as their impact on the organization, any special accomplishments after turning 60 and any other factors that would highlight their achievements as an older adult.

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This year's honorees are: Douglas Alexander, Cuba Township; Thomas Benjamin, Community Church of Barrington; Diane Bodkin, Citizens for Conservation; Bill Decherd, Barrington Area Council on Aging; Lauren DeJesu, village of Lake Barrington; Glen Engelhardt, JourneyCare; Jim Kaltsas, Stillman Nature Center; Diane Kostick, Barrington Township; and Bob Lee, village of Barrington.

The Hall of Fame has honored 249 individuals from 68 different organizations since its inception in 1996.

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