NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
66°
H 66° L 55°
Cloudy | 3MPH

Local leaders prove that advocacy, visionary thinking don’t end at 60

May 25, 2012

Local leaders prove that advocacy, visionary thinking don’t end at 60…and neither does marathon running
May 25, 2012 – Two local advocates who “get things done” for fellow seniors were recently honored for their leadership.
David Hoffman
Bay View resident David Hoffman is a Hall of Famer—he’s a newly-inducted member of the Senior Citizen Hall of Fame. Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic bestowed the award and was herself honored for eight years of service to the Commission on Aging.
Hoffman worked as executive director at Family Service of Milwaukee (now Aurora Family Service) before retiring from paid employment in 2000. He continues a busy schedule as an advocate, and his energetic life currently includes volunteer work with AARP Wisconsin, the Bay View Fox run organizing committee, the South Shore Connecting Caring Communities and the Wisconsin Senior Olympics.
Hoffman runs but should not be mistaken for a weekend warrior. He has dashed through marathons in every state and on each continent, raking in hundred of finishes. He says this year’s goal is 50 races (he’s laced up his shoes for 16 already).
The Commission on Aging today inducted four others: Mike Bogdonovich, Kathleen Brockman, Mary Ann Ganny and Audrey Hemmer.
Stephanie Sue Stein
The Sterling Awards Committee of Southeastern Wisconsin presented its Platinum Award to Stephanie Sue Stein, director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging. She has served as director since 1993 and is known as “vivacious” and “articulate.”
The older people for whom she advocates may recognize her name as may former students and even government officials: She has testified before the United States Congress and in the Wisconsin Statehouse, and taught public policy at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
One of the highlights of her nearly 40 years of advocating for aging people is her work toward the startup of Family Care, Wisconsin’ long-term care program.
Stein lives in Bay View. She received the award May 24.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» YEA! Greendale student program seeks additional business partners 5/21

» Milwaukee County Historical Society to host Trimborn Heritage Weekend 5/20

» Local police assemble for seat belt enforcement 5/20

» Greendale Marching Band to be featured in Colder's commercial 5/20

» Department of Transportation to update local businesses about South 27th Street construction 5/19

» Oak Creek's historical society begins tour season on Memorial Day 5/18

» Oak Creek High School track now open to public Saturday mornings 5/18

» Company behind Franklin High School's new floor wins national awards for design 5/13

» Let us know about your Memorial Day event 5/13

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Massive overhaul of area conferences could be afoot 5/13

» Heart the City 5K/10K to raise awareness for area homeless 5/13

» Oak Creek Health Department to host anti-drug abuse presentation just for parents 5/12

» Winter's not through with us yet 5/12

» Caterpillar consolidating space, but no layoffs will result 5/11

» Root River Theatre Company presents "Speed-the-Plow" 5/11

» Wauwatosa woman reportedly thwarted in attempt to rob dog grooming shop 5/10

» South Milwaukee Police ask for help locating missing siblings 5/2

» Investigation: Family behind collapsed Falls building has a history of neglecting properties Updated:  5/1

» Spring into Greendale event to be held May 9 4/30

» Public invited to create Georgie Porgie's next 'burger of the month' 4/30

» Greendale High School Marching Band earns spot in Macy's prestigious parade 4/29

» Greendale voters approve transfer of school district property to village for proposed vet memorial 4/28

» Franklin Police Department to host women's self-defense class 4/28

» Milwaukee Y extends summer day camps to county sports complex 4/28

» Early morning vandal trashes Southwood Glen Elementary School in Franklin 4/27

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

Advertisement

CONNECT