Human Relations Award - Senior Category
Florence Field has had a “passion for social justice” since WWII when she was held in an internment camp along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans. A ninety-year old activist, she has volunteered for many years with a number of community organizations that support the well-being of all in our community, including the Northern Colorado Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Health District of Northern Larimer County (where she has helped with data entry for the childhood immunization program), the League of Women Voters (helping to form a Civil Liberties team which gathers and distributes information on a number of equity issues), Colorado Legal Services and the Poudre Valley Hospital (editing a newsletter for hospital volunteers). Most recently, Florence worked to organize a panel about immigrants revealing the harsh discrimination that they face.
Linda Hopkins a local realtor with The Group, Inc. and has spent many years working as a dedicated volunteer with a number of local agencies, including the Senior Center. In the early 1990’s she helped to raise funds for the new Senior Center and most recently she served as Chair their Expansion Board where she contributed many hours to securing additional funding which eventually exceeded its financial goals. She believes passionately that seniors should have every opportunity to age independently and with dignity. She is a member of the Quota Club, a volunteer service club, and has served as a director with the United Way, the Food Bank for Larimer County, the Education Life Training Center, and the Poudre River Library.