SCOK Recieves State Commendations


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Senior Citizens of Kodiak has been recognized by the State of Alaska for its work. State Department of Health and Social Services director William Hogan wrote three letters of commendation in praise of the group’s work on behalf of Kodiak seniors. The letters were the result of nominations by the State of Alaska Division of Senior and Disabilities.

Pat Branson is the executive director of Senior Citizens of Kodiak.

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Senior Citizens of Kodiak is an umbrella organization that provides numerous services in Kodiak.

The three letters of commendation praised the Nutrition, Transportation and Support Services, the Adult Day Program, as well as Senior In-Home Services. The programs and staff were cited for "hard work and a continuing commitment to health and wellness of Alaskans."

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Branson praised all of the staff and the board of directors of the organization for their efforts. Senior Citizens of Kodiak was nominated for the honors as a result of successfully meeting grant project goals for the last fiscal year and for demonstrating successful outcomes. Besides fulfilling stringent grant requirements, Branson says that it takes a huge effort to procure the state grants.

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Branson said the she’s very pleased with the state-wide recognition for Senior Citizens of Kodiak and believes that its further evidence that the organization is fulfilling its mission of support services for people 60 and older on Kodiak Island.

In his letters, the health and social services director thanked the organization for "enduring dedication to improving the welfare of Alaskans."

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