OKLAHOMA CITY -- Chuck Clark of Ponca City, Okla. was recently given the 2012 Volunteer of the Year Achievement in Aging Award. Clark is a retired petroleum engineer and received the award in recognition of the years of volunteer service he has contributed to older Oklahomans and his community. Clark regularly logs more than 1,000 hours of volunteer service per year through the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Kay County.
Clark contributes his time to numerous efforts including the Ponca City Senior Advisory Committee, the Ponca City Successful Aging Expo, the Oklahoma State Council on Aging, the Silver Haired Legislature and the Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging. He also provides free computer training to seniors and helps with other projects such as Medicare Part D prescription coverage counseling.
OKDHS Aging Services Division Director Lance Robertson presented the award at the 37th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging in Norman. "Chuck works tirelessly to improve the lives of older Oklahomans, their families and communities. We congratulate him on his honor and are grateful for his commitment and contributions," said Robertson.
The annual Achievement in Aging awards are presented by the OKDHS Aging Services Division. For more information about services for older Oklahomans, call the Senior Info-Line at 1-800-211-2116.