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Dr. Nancy Snyderman Speaks At AIHS’ 41st Annual Meeting

Surgeon, author and former broadcast journalist Dr. Nancy Snyderman was the featured speaker at the Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana (AIHS) 41st annual meeting and awards ceremony today at Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation in Fort Wayne.

“We are proud to welcome Dr. Snyderman back to her hometown of Fort Wayne,” said Connie Benton Wolfe, AIHS President and CEO, “and hear about her inspiring and motivating work to empower seniors as she cared for her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Snyderman.”

AIHS also announced today their 2016 “Communities for a Lifetime – Awards of Excellence” recipients. The award recognizes achievements by individuals and/or organizations that have contributed to building a livable community for older adults, and all ages. The 2016 honorees are:

· Dr. Deborah McMahan, Allen County Health Commissioner

· Linda Jackson, co-anchor and producer, ABC 21Alive News

· Dr. Michael Mirro, medical director, Parkview Research Center

Past award recipients include: The Honorable David Long, Indiana State Senate; Melissa Long, ABC 21Alive News; Steven R. Counsell, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine; Dr. Abraham Schwab, IPFW; Larry Wardlaw, Asher Agency; Dr. Lee A. Lindquist, Northwestern University; Frank Gray, The Journal Gazette; Sue Johnson and the Rev. Richard Hartman, Epiphany Lutheran Church; Sheriff Ken Fries and Allen County Sheriff’s Department; Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry; Mike Packnett, Parkview Health System; Betty Erxleben; Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman; Zach Benedict & Dodd Kattman, MKM architecture + design; Lillian Embick, Audiences Unlimited; Foellinger Foundation; Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne; and Faith Laird, Indiana Division of Aging.

About Aging & In-Home Services

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana Inc. is the primary resource for older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. From the first service offered in 1975 – Meals on Wheels and congregate dining with an annual budget of $320,910 – to today’s wide range of programs representing a continuum of care needs, over 100 employees, and a budget of over $10 million, AIHS has continued to provide person-centered, evidence-based, leading-edge programming to help individuals remain safe and independent at home. In FY2015, AIHS touched the lives of over 59,000 individuals in our service area of the counties of Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley, plus Care Transition services in an additional 22 counties.