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Kathy Whitaker
Excellence in Aging Service Award

Recognizing Outstanding Community Volunteers Working with Older Adults

During her 46 years of service to the First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability (FTAAAD), including 29 years as director, Kathy Whitaker embodied the commitment to service on behalf of older adults in Northeast Tennessee. In honor of her continuing spirit of volunteerism to this population, the First Tennessee Development District has created an award in her name honoring others’ volunteer service in the community to improve the lives of older adults.

We would like to annually recognize volunteers who display the same commitment to seniors in their community by awarding the Kathy Whitaker Excellence in Aging Service Award. If you know an individual who volunteers for one or more organizations or services that assist older adults in the counties of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and/or Washington, please nominate them for this award by completing the form below. The annual deadline for entries will be March 31.

The award winner will be celebrated at the FTAAAD Annual Conference on Aging in April, and promoted through local media so that they receive the recognition they deserve for their acts of selflessness.

If you have any questions about the award or its eligibility requirements, please contact Mark Stevans at or 423-722-5092.

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