SVCOA honors Laurie Knauer with Community Partner of the Year Award for 2021

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Thu, 01/13/2022 - 11:48am -- ken@vermontbiz.com

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging has named Laurie Knauer its Community Partner of the Year for 2021. Knauer, program director with Castleton Community Seniors and the Castleton Community Center, and vice president of Tai Chi Vermont, has partnered with SVCOA for many years on numerous wellness-related events and programs, including the nationally recognized Matter of Balance and Tai Chi for Fall Prevention classes.

“Laurie has been a vital partner of SVCOA for many years,” said Pam Zagorski, the organization’s executive director, “and has been instrumental in supporting the growth of SVCOA wellness initiatives in our region that provide a range of benefits to both participants and instructors.”

Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging exists to be a community force in creating and sustaining opportunities for elders and caregivers in our region to help assure that elders are able to maintain maximum independence and quality of life.