Joan Pellettier honored by AARP Durham

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 10:01:00 AM Categories: About Triangle J Aging

Receives award at Oct. 5 event

Triangle J Area Agency on Aging Director Joan Pellettier

honored by AARP Durham Chapter #189


Joan Pellettier, Director of the Triangle J Area Agency on Aging, has been recognized by Durham Chapter #189 of AARP for her commitment to the region’s older adults. Ms. Pellettier was one of five individuals honored in Durham on Saturday, October 5, in an awards ceremony and luncheon celebrating the chapter’s 50th anniversary.


Chapter President Helen Featherson nominated Ms. Pellettier and she, along with the chapter's vice president, Rev. Melvin Whitley, presented the award. (See photo above.) Ms. Featherson lauded Ms. Pellettier’s extensive work in the area of aging, both at TJCOG and as a former Director of the Durham Council for Senior Citizens, now the Durham Center for Senior Life.   


Reflecting on the award, Ms. Pellettier said, “I am particularly honored to be recognized by the Durham Chapter because they are so active, not just on behalf of seniors, but throughout their community. Through Dress for Success, Meals on Wheels and other activities, they contribute in so many ways to improve our society.”   


Ms. Pellettier has held the position of Director of the Triangle Area Agency on Aging for the past ten years and was Director of the Durham Council for Senior Citizens from 1990 to 2003. Her earlier career experience included work with Triangle J Council of Governments, the Meals on Wheels program of the Durham County Department of Social Services and Goodwill Industries. She has chaired the Foundation for a Better Durham, served on Duke University’s Long Term Care Resources Program Advisory Board, was a board member for the NC Association on Aging and has been active in the United Way and YMCA.  She currently chairs the NC Association of Area Agencies on Aging and co-chairs Durham’s Partnership for Seniors.  Find more about Joan's professional expertise here.


Triangle J Council of Governments is proud of Joan Pellettier and her commitment, compassion and dedication to older adults and those with disabilities throughout our seven-county region. Please join us in congratulating her on this well-deserved honor.