Modern Maturity Center leader presented Kent County Medal of Honor


DOVER — Carolyn Fredricks, president and CEO of the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, was presented a Kent County Levy Court Medal of Honor for her dedication and advocacy on behalf of older adults at the commissioners’ meeting Tuesday.

Ms. Fredricks started working as a volunteer at the nonprofit Modern Maturity Center in 1972.

During her tenure, Ms. Fredricks has increased programs and services and transformed the center into the largest of its kind in Delaware.

She has also collaborated with other stakeholders to help put in place the Delaware Senior Trust Fund, which established funding services for the senior population and secured additional monies for the Meals on Wheels nutrition program.

The Medal of Honor is Levy Court’s highest award. This was the first medal presentation since September 2018.

Levy Court declares this Soil and Water Stewardship Week

Also at its business meeting Tuesday, Levy Court commissioners approved Resolution 3875, declaring this week Soil and Water Stewardship Week in Kent County.

Kent Conservation District board member Bruce Snow attended the meeting to receive the resolution.

The National Association of Conservation Districts selected “Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities” as its theme for 2021.