AUBURN — Auburn resident Hugh Keene will be honored with the 2018 Ikaria Award by SeniorsPlus at the annual Fill the Plate Breakfast to benefit the Meals on Wheels nutrition program at SeniorsPlus.

The breakfast will be held on Friday, March 23 from 7 to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch. Tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door, and are available at or by calling 207 795-4010. Seats are limited and advance registration is recommended.

Keene will be the recipient of the 2018 Ikaria Award, which honors an individual in the community for singular and outstanding contributions toward improving the lives of older adults. Keene served on the Board of Directors at SeniorsPlus as well as the Advisory Boards of SeniorsPlus and the Frye School Housing Development, Inc. In 2014,

Keene retired from Lewiston/Auburn-based Community Credit Union’s board of directors, which he joined in 1967. He served as chairman of the board from 1998 until his retirement. Keene taught science at Edward Little High School in Auburn for 25 years and was the drama coach there. He has been involved with many organizations in addition to SeniorsPlus including Habitat for Humanity, Senior College, St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in Lewiston, and Maine Education Association Retired.

“Hugh Keene has worked hard to improve the lives of Maine’s older adults by volunteering his time not only at SeniorsPlus, but at a wealth of other organizations,” said Betsy Sawyer-Manter, President and CEO of SeniorsPlus. “We are thrilled to honor his years of dedication and hard work with the Ikaria Award.”

Ikaria is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is considered one of the world’s five “Blue Zones” – places where an estimated one in three members of the population regularly lives an active life into their 90s.

Hugh Keene 

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