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Auburn’s Rocky Kirwin honored for work with senior-aged adults

Rocky KirwinRocky Kirwin, Program Coordinator at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, was honored with the Professional Leadership Award for 2012 by the Washington State Association of Senior Centers. The award honors those that demonstrate through their work efforts, performance and concern that clearly excels beyond their daily responsibilities. These extra efforts can be demonstrated in the area of legislation, professional or community involvement, creative programming, and other areas. The Award was presented at the Association’s annual conference, May 23 in Redmond, Wash.

Kirwin was hired at the Auburn Senior Activity Center in 2007, since then Kirwin has been credited with many expansions and improvements at the Auburn Senior Activity Center by increasing our number of participants; expanding our hiking and walking programs; developing both an in-house and traveling Wii Bowling program; developing a traveling pool team; taking over the active, awarding-winning Wellness Team; expanding and updating the computer lab; completing of the Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound; and revitalizing the extended travel program.

Kirwin has given 14 years of dedicated service to seniors and the Washington State Association of Senior Centers. He has spent his career ensuring that the senior population is respected, honored, and well taken care of. He has been instrumental in the lives of hundreds of senior-aged adults. He is currently serving as Treasurer for the WSASC Board.

This is not the first award that Kirwin has received for his work with seniors, in 2005 he received the Diversity Award from the City of Sea Tac; in 2003 earned the Extra Mile Award also from the City of Sea Tac; and in 2001 was named the Washington State Association of Senior Centers Rising Star.

In his spare time he coaches for his boys sports teams, and participates in golf, basketball and softball and is a busy husband and father of two boys.

About the Washington State Association of Senior Centers (WSASC)
WSASC encouraging growth and development of the multi-purpose senior center concept by providing opportunities for growth for senior center staff, board members and volunteers and advocating improved services for senior citizens. For more information about WSASC visit www.wsasc.org.

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Auburn Senior Activity Center
808 Ninth St. SE
Auburn, WA 98002
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