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Coyne to be honored at 2011 Eldercare Appreciation Awards

The Eldercare Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2011 Eldercare Appreciation Awards, who will be honored at the fourth annual “Gift of Age Cabaret” on Friday, Sept. 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Syracuse.

Of the distinguished honorees receiving awards, is longtime Cazenovia resident W. Carroll “Nick” Coyne.

“We are excited to continue our tradition of recognizing exemplary organizations and individuals in Central New York who have made a difference through their work, volunteerism, or service to older Americans,” said Eldercare Foundation President Sandra H. Martin.

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W. Carroll “Nick” Coyne

Coyne will be the recipient of the Eldercare Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to an older adult whose lifelong work, personal advocacy efforts, or community volunteerism, has been significant and noteworthy.

A lifetime community volunteer, Coyne is involved with multiple organizations, including Mercersburg Academy in Pa., Syracuse University, LeMoyne College, United Way, Loretto, InterFaith Works and Syracuse Stage.

He has held many leadership roles on non-profit boards within the community and is a distinguished Knight of Malta.

Coyne is a graduate of Syracuse University and the Syracuse University Law School, and is a retired partner of Hancock Estabrook, LLP, where he practiced labor relations law.

At the Sept. 30 Gift of Age Cabaret, two other awards will also be given to an influential area resident and organization for their dedication and commitment older adults.

Proceeds from the Gift of Age Cabaret benefit the Eldercare Foundation, affiliated with Home Aides of Central New York. Home Aides of Central New York enables aging, ill and frail individuals to remain at home with dignity and independence by providing the physical and emotional support they and their families need.

Tickets are $150 per person or $750 for a table of six. Reservations for the event can be made by calling 476-4295 ext. 258.

Sponsorship, advertising and ticket order forms can also be found at eldercareCNY.org.

Emily Dillon is Public Relations Administrative Assistant for Home Aides of Central New York, Inc. She can be reached at 476-4295 or edillon@eldercarecny.org.

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