OKLAHOMA CITY -- Howard Hendrick, former Oklahoma Department of Human Services director, was recently given the Achievement in Aging, 2012 Lifetime Achievement award.
At the time of his retirement, Hendrick was the longest-tenured human services administrator in the nation. He received the Lifetime Achievement award for his substantial and long-term commitment to improving the lives of older Oklahomans.
"Throughout his tenure as OKDHS Director, Director Hendrick repeatedly provided leadership, support and advocacy for essential programs and services for older Oklahomans,” said OKDHS Aging Services Division Director Lance Robertson. “Because of his support, we avoided waiting lists for the ADvantage Waiver program and minimized the impact of budget cuts to other important programs. When faced with tough budget decisions, he steadfastly supported aging programs and benefitted thousands of older Oklahomans and their families.”
Robertson presented the award at the 37th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging in Norman. The annual Achievement in Aging awards are presented by the OKDHS Aging Services Division. For more information about aging-related services contact the Senior InfoLine at 1-800-211-2116.