Twin Valley Senior Center volunteer selected as inaugural Vermont Hannaford Health Hero

Plainfield resident recognized for commitment to promoting health and wellness for seniors

MARSHFIELD, Vermont – A volunteer with Twin Valley Senior Center has been selected by Hannaford Supermarkets as a Hannaford Health Hero for her dedication to promoting health and wellness amongst seniors.

Kathryn Phillips, of Plainfield, serves as a volunteer with Twin Valley Senior Center. She leads a bone builders exercise class designed exclusively for seniors three times each week. Additionally, Phillips oversees the Center’s Meals on Wheels program by coordinating the monthly menu, making labels for the food, and packing the meals for delivery.

Phillips’ recognition is the first in a series of awards from Hannaford Supermarkets through the Hannaford Health Hero program, which honors the work of volunteers from non-profit organizations who inspire others within the community to make healthy lifestyle choices. Two honorees from Vermont-based registered 501(c)(3) organizations will be announced each month in October and November.

“At Hannaford, we strongly believe in promoting health and wellness within the communities we serve,” said Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Molly Tarleton. “We are thrilled to honor Kathryn as a Hannaford Health Hero and commend Twin Valley Senior Center for its commitment to encouraging healthy lifestyles for Vermont residents.”

In recognition of the organization’s commitment to health and wellness, Twin Valley Senior Center will receive a $250 Hannaford gift card. Phillips will also receive a $50 Hannaford gift card.

Phillips was nominated by Rita Copeland, executive director of the Twin Valley Senior Center, which offers a variety of lifestyle and wellness services to seniors ages 55 and up in Cabot, Calais, East Montpelier, Marshfield, Plainfield and Woodbury.

In the nomination, Copeland wrote, “Kathryn has been such a gem. She is a very kind, considerate person and is always thinking of others before herself.”

Hannaford Supermarkets invites executive directors or volunteer coordinators of registered 501(c)(3) organizations throughout Vermont to nominate a volunteer or group of volunteers from their agency as a Hannaford Health Hero. Nominations may be submitted online at

The Hannaford Health Hero initiative was first launched in Massachusetts in 2012.

About Hannaford Supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 182 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at

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