Each week, we are highlighting a different senior who played a part in making New England such a great place to live. This week, we want to salute Phyllis McAvey from Hermon, Maine, who was nominated by her granddaughter Chelcie.

(WHOM Salute To Seniors/Phyllis McAvey)

Chelcie has this to say about her grandmother:

My grandmother Phyllis is 83 years old and lives in Hermon, Maine with her husband of over 60 years, Kenneth McAvey. Phyllis is a energetic mother of 4, grandmother of 3 and even has two great grandchildren. She is a 2 time cancer survivor and finds joy in gardening, taking care of her 6 chickens, and when she has time, watching "Price Is Right" and the "Wheel Of Fortune."

She deserves this recognition as she is the hardest working and bravest person I know and is truly a role model to me and others around her.

Each week, HOM will be featuring a different senior who has made New England a better place to live. Nominate a special senior in your life to tell his/her story. They can be a relative, friend, neighbor or someone else you know. You can even nominate yourself. The featured senior will receive a $50 gift card to use at an area mall, and a one year subscription to American Senior magazine. They'll also be invited to a luncheon here at Townsquare Media, honoring all of the seniors we're saluting.

Here are HOM's featured seniors so far:

Salute to Allison

Salute to Natalie

Salute to Patti

Salute to Norma

Salute to Archie

Salute to Amy

Salute to Judy

Learn more about American Senior Magazine and give the gift of an at-home delivery to the seniors in your life at AmericanSeniorMagazine.com.

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