Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award Recipient Recognized At Luncheon

Pictured: Freeholder Heather Simmons, Freeholder Deputy Director Frank DiMarco, Senior Volunteer of the Year Gail Nelson and Freeholder Jim Jefferson. Photo credit: Gloucester County.

DEPTFORD, N.J. — The Gloucester County 2019 Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award recipient, Gail Nelson, received a proclamation presented by the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders at the Gloucester County Senior Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held at Auletto Caterers in Deptford on October 9.

Nelson began volunteering as President of the Incarnation Senior Citizen Club at Incarnation Church in Mantua. She then joined Gloucester County Senior Services as a volunteer receptionist in 2018 and volunteered her time assisting with the Senior Picnic. Nelson also serves as a trustee on the Gloucester County Senior Citizens Club President Executive Board.  

“Volunteering is a wonderful way to strengthen our community and make a difference in the lives of those around us,” Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco said. “It’s important to recognize all of our volunteers throughout the county, but especially those who make it their job to work with alongside our seniors and provide them with fun, social events and other programs catering to their needs.” 

Freeholder Jefferson, liaison to Senior Services said that age is no barrier to volunteerism.

“Gail Nelson is a great example of how age doesn’t have to slow you down,” Jefferson said. “Gail is a dedicated and dependable volunteer, and the work she’s done for the seniors within our county is the reason she was chosen as our 2019 Outstanding Senior Volunteer.  We are grateful for all that she does.”