Hogues Honors Janet Squelch as Senior of the Month

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Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Tim Hogues joined members of the Erie County Senior Services department and enthusiastic seniors recently at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center to honor Janet Squelch as Senior of the Month. An avid volunteer and friend to all at the center, Ms. Squelch was the driving force behind the development of the center’s Club 99 Senior Fitness program, which has grown into one of the largest in Erie County.

“We are honored to be here today to recognize Ms. Squelch as ‘Senior of the Month’ and to celebrate with her and her friends,” said Commissioner Hogues. “Her contributions and commitment to this center and the seniors who use it have been longstanding and are a big part of the warm, welcoming environment here. Janet is an indispensable part of Club 99 here and makes it her job to reach out to everyone at the Center, and that caring attitude embodies the ‘Senior of the Month’ spirit”.

Prior to joining the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, Ms. Squelch worked at General Mills, the Curbell Corporation, Taylor industries, and at Eduardo’s restaurant. She continues to coordinate the Club 99 Senior Fitness program at the Center, making it a point to not only remember birthdays and special days but also visiting participants at their homes when they are ill. She is married to Scott Garton and is known as a loving and compassionate individual by everyone at the Center.

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On the Erie County Department of Senior Services, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/