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Kentucky Power to be honored for its volunteer efforts with seniors

by on September 11, 2015
Seniors from various counties in the Kentucky Power service area participate in the 2015 annual Senior Day Games. Photo by Allison Barker.

(Story by Allison Barker)

HAZARD, Ky. – The Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging has chosen Kentucky Power to receive the 2015 Corporate Partnership Award.

The organization represents senior citizen groups in eight southern states, including Kentucky. Kentucky Power was selected for its work with the Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD) and its annual Senior Day Games. Kentucky Power has served as the primary corporate sponsor of the event since it began in 2002. Over the years, Kentucky Power and its employees have not only donated money to the event, but also countless volunteer hours.

The annual event attracts about 350 participants every year. KRADD, an economic and community development organization, organizes the event to highlight the vitality, athleticism, talents and mental acuity of area athletes aged 50 and above. This is done through a variety of athletic events and contests, including card games and basketball free throws to track events.

“Senior Day is great opportunity for us to support the community and the growing senior population we serve,” said Greg Pauley, Kentucky Power president and chief operating officer. “It is inspiring to see these athletes — some of whom are well into their 80s — come out and compete. Some of our employees tell us that they look forward to participating in this event every year. We are humbled by this award and appreciate the recognition.”

KRADD supports many aging programs in Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, and Wolfe counties, many of which overlap with Kentucky Power’s service territory.

Stacie Noble with KRADD said, “We couldn’t do Senior Day without Kentucky Power’s support. We appreciate all they do.”

The partnership award will be presented Oct. 12 during the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s annual conference in Savannah, Ga.

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