Judge Gary Flower recognized for service to seniors

He receives the Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocacy Award.

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Duval County Judge Gary Flower is one of three people recognized with the 2019 Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocacy Award from the nonprofit ElderSource.

State Sen. Audrey Gibson and Eileen Rodden, community education director at the Women's Center of Jacksonville, also were recipients of the award Monday during the “A Night with the Stars” event at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre & Dining.

Flower was selected for the award for his years of advocacy on behalf of seniors in Northeast Florida and for helping create the Coordinated Response to Elder Abuse program at the Women's Center of Jacksonville.

In addition, Flower, Gibson and Rodden are working to get the Legislature to create a network of Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams to evaluate response and services rendered to seniors in each of the state's 20 judicial circuits.