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Yukon, Oklahoma, woman saluted for volunteer work

Juanita Attebury won a Salute to Senior Service award from a senior care organization
By Robert Morris,, For The Oklahoman Published: April 12, 2014
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A Yukon woman is the Oklahoma winner of the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service award.

Juanita Attebury, 72, was recognized for her dedicated community service, including her volunteer work for more than eight years at Frontier Hospice. She helps enter data for the bereavement program and assists with mailings for memorial services and weekly letters to families who have lost loved ones. She also crochets afghans for veterans in hospice and helps with special events to honor those men and women.

As one of 50 state winners, Attebury earned $500 for her charity of choice – donated by Home Instead Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Attebury will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on SalutetoSeniorService.com, where her nomination story has been posted.

“Juanita represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead Inc. “She has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Juanita.”

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