A Van Nuys social service agency and an employee of a Van Nuys senior center have received the 1995 "Governor's Older Worker Recognition Award" for providing outstanding services to senior citizens.
Jean Strelzin, a long-term care consultant at the Organization for the Needs of the Elderly (ONE) was honored with 10 other recipients, including ABC news journalist Diane Sawyer, at a recent awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Strelzin was a volunteer at ONE until she enrolled in a nursing home ombudsman training program offered by the city of Los Angeles.
While in training, Strelzin helped develop the position of long-term care evaluator and counselor at ONE. She assisted in the development of evaluation forms for nursing homes and helped organize evaluation files of the facilities.