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The Dr. Nan S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame honors elder excellence in the volunteer sector of Broward County.

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Addie Sanders-Owens, Lauderhill, 67

Addie L. Sanders-Owens, President of the Northwest Federated Woman’s Club, is a native Floridian. Following her Florida education, She worked in the school system in Dade and Broward counties for nearly 40 years.

Addie is an ardent volunteer at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church, where she is a member of the hospitality ministry. Ms. Sanders-Owens sits on the Executive Boards of the Trailblazers of Fort Lauderdale; Dillard High School "100 Club"; and the Essence Steppers of the Red Hatters Society. As a community activist, Addie is Assistant Clerk for Broward County Elections. Her devotion to the elders, attending the Northwest Federated Satellite Senior Center, always is evident and applauded.

Addie has volunteered her time, sitting with hospice patients because of her compassionate belief that "people do not come into the world unassisted; nor should they depart the world forsaken."

Most days, you can find Ms. Sanders-Owens advocating for seniors, youth, and communities around Broward County and in Tallahassee. She continues to outreach to entities for support for numerous charities in order to respond to prayers for assistance from humanity. Her motto, chosen from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is "Silence is the worst thing in the world. So, speak up, and watch what happens."

As an exemplary volunteer and a leader who serves as a role model for all ages, Addie Sanders-Owens deserves the honor of election to the Broward Senior Hall of Fame.