Aging Care Connections volunteer, Burr Ridge woman honored by AgeOptions

Candace Zanon receives a certificate of appreciation for her volunteer service at Aging Care Connections from Jon Lavin, president and chief executive officer for AgeOptions. | Provided
Candace Zanon receives a certificate of appreciation for her volunteer service at Aging Care Connections from Jon Lavin, president and chief executive officer for AgeOptions. | Provided

Aging Care Connections’ volunteer Candace Zanon of Burr Ridge was honored recently at AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging of Suburban Cook County 40th Annual Volunteer Luncheon held recently at the William Tell Holiday Inn, Countryside.

The purpose of the annual luncheon is to express appreciation to the volunteers and the community agencies that assist older persons throughout the year.

Zanon worked for 25 years in long-term care as a nursing home administrator. Her experience provides an background for the many responsibilities she has at Aging Care Connections. She began as a benefits volunteer counseling seniors about benefits for which they may qualify. She became a volunteer forthe Sports Ball Benefit Gala Planning Committee soliciting sponsorships, donations and auction items for the event. Eventually, she was trained in and presented Take Charge of Your Health and Take Charge of Your Diabetes programs.

Zanon is also working with Aging Care Connections’ Aging Resource Center, calling older adults who are transitioning back home from a hospital or skilled nursing facility stay 30 days after discharge. She makes certain these clients receive appropriate community resources allowing them to remain at home safely.

In her spare time, Candace is an avid gardener and runner. She is the mother of three sons and grandmother of five.

Aging Care Connections is a nonprofit organization which is the connection to the most comprehensive, expert information, programs and services enabling older adults to remain independent and their families to make the best, most informed decisions regarding needed care in their lives.

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