Tammy Rankin Legacy Award Call for Nominations

April 16, 2024

Durham Elder Abuse Network Media Release

Tammy Rankin photo

On Friday, June 14, 2024, the Durham Elder Abuse Network (D.E.A.N.) will be recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15th) with an in-person event including a flag raising, proclamations from local mayors and the presentation of the “Tammy Rankin Legacy Award” at Durham Regional Headquarters located at 605 Rossland Road E. in Whitby. Tammy Rankin was the Senior Safety Advisor for the Municipality of Durham, a founding member of D.E.A.N. and developed a partnership with the Durham Regional Police Senior Support Coordinator position. Tammy worked tirelessly to advocate for and support the senior population in our community. She was known for going beyond the scope of her position and putting “her seniors first.”

The “Tammy Rankin Legacy Award” is an opportunity to highlight an inspiring individual or organization with a powerful story about going above and beyond to make a meaningful impact in the lives of seniors and their families. Nominees must live, work or provide service to those in Durham Region.

“If you work with someone, know a caregiver, volunteer, community member or agency that goes the extra mile to serve seniors in our community, we want to hear about it. No story is too big or too small. D.E.A.N. wants to recognize those who continue to advocate and serve seniors the way Tammy did,” said Jennifer McDonnell, Co-Chair of D.E.A.N.

The Durham Elder Abuse Network is committed to the advocacy and education within our community to keep seniors safe. For a nomination form, or to RSVP to the event, please email [email protected] or [email protected].

Jennifer Josephson
Chair, Durham Elder Abuse Network
Brock Community Health Centre

Jennifer McDonnell
Co-Chair, Durham Elder Abuse Network
Oshawa Senior Community Centres
905.576.6712 ext. 2904