Spirit of Aging: Harold Hansen, Resident, Advocate and Volunteer at Saint Therese of Woodbury
On February 18, 2020 by Jodi Boyne
Harold Hansen, who lives at Saint Therese of Woodbury, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Spirit of Aging Award.
“Harold is the embodiment of active and vibrant aging. An advocate, a collaborator and the go-to resource for creative ideas, Harold supports all who live and work at Saint Therese of Woodbury and does what he can each day to build a better community,” said Gayle Kvenvold, President and CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota.
Pictured (l to r): Sara Sterling, Chair of the LeadingAge MN Awards & Recognition Committee; Harold Hansen; Nancy Stratman, LeadingAge MN Board Chair; and Gayle Kvenvold, President & CEO, LeadingAge Minnesota.
The Spirit of Aging Award honors an older adult who exemplifies the concept of positive and active aging. Harold was selected from a pool of nominations submitted by a field of 750 senior care organizations throughout the state.
Harold moved to Saint Therese of Woodbury in 2016 with his wife, Delores, and immediately became an integral member of the community. He volunteers his time and his skills on various projects, his charismatic spirit is infectious, and he is an advocate for residents and staff alike
“Harold is truly the spirit of aging and his generosity is unmatched. He is always willing to support our community and is shaping the culture of caring that is so important to our organization and all who live and work here,” said Katelyn Nowack, Executive Director, Saint Therese of Woodbury.