The Seniors Foundation honored Keystone Award winner David Rusk and presented a Seniors Foundation Remembers Award to the family of the late Maurice Russell at the 2019 Keystone Luncheon event May 16.
Rusk was recognized for sharing his musical talents to raise funds for veterans. He is a guitarist and vocalist for the Three Chords and a Cloud of Dust band. The Keystone Award recognizes a volunteer individual or group who has provided a legacy to enhancing the quality of life for older adults in our community.
Russell was a longtime pharmacist and active community volunteer whose many years of service included a stint as president of the Seniors Foundation board of directors. The Remembers Award recognizes an individual who has made an impact on the lives of older adults in our community. Maurice Russell died Dec. 26, 2018, at the age of 90.
A total of 180 supporters gathered at the Country Club of Lincoln, 3200 S. 24th St., to recognize the honorees and to hear keynote speaker Dale Johnson, KFOR news director, share details of his courageous recovery from a serious car-motorcycle accident in 2016.
Mark Feit, director of the Community Health Charities office in Lincoln and a former colleague of Johnson’s at KFOR, served as master of ceremonies.
The Seniors Foundation supports Aging Partners, an organization that works to ensure the independence and full life of the seniors and aging veterans it serves. It is governed by a 13-member board of directors.