Senior Citizens, Inc. Celebrates Legends, Leaders, andLife Well Lived Awardees

Senior Citizens, Inc. Celebrates Legends, Leaders, andLife Well Lived Awardees


May 20, 2022
Media Contact:
Susan Hancock Nancy Fullbright
Abshire Public Relations Senior Citizens Inc.
912-844-9549 912-236-0363

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for area seniors, recognized the 2022 recipients of the Legends, Leaders, and Life Well Lived Award at a luncheon at The Palmetto Club at The Landings. The recipients have contributed significantly to their community, inspired others by the difference they have made, and exemplify a life well lived.

The 2022 honorees are:

  • Dr. Joe Buck – Joe Buck has been a beacon to this community in the area of education, having worked for Armstrong State University for nearly four decades as Vice President of Student Affairs and serving as School Board President for Savannah-Chatham County Public School System for three terms.
  • G.H. (Herbie) Griffin – Herbie Griffin worked for 35 years at Colonial Oil, where he mentored generations of employees and helped launch many successful careers. An avid sports fan, the 100-year-old also served as the head varsity basketball coach at St. Vincent’s Academy and still plays golf twice a week.
  • Don Kole – Savannah businessman Don Kole has been an active community leader involved with the Live Oak Public Library, the Georgia Historical Society, United Way of the Coastal Empire, the King Tisdell Museum, and the Jewish Educational Alliance, just to name a few. His extensive and renowned private collection of African art is now on display at the Savannah African Art Museum.

“We had a great time celebrating our three honorees and learning how they all have worked to improve this community,” said Patti Lyons, president of SCI. “These older adults are really the building blocks of our community, and we have so many lessons that can be gleaned from their lives well lived.”

Sponsors of the event included Gulfstream, Kole Investment Company, Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company, Philip and Cathy Solomons (Life Well Lived Sponsors), Ambos Seafoods, Aaron and Dayle Levy, Clover Health, Colonial Group, Inc., Critz Auto Group, Educate Chatham Foundation, Georgia Power, West Construction Company, Cynthia Willett (Legend Sponsors), Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson, Drs. Joe and Marilyn Buck, The Cartledge Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cortese, First Chatham Family of Banks, Georgia Southern University, Cynthia Heil, Sterling Seacrest Pritchard, Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Waters (Leader Sponsors), and Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine (Media Sponsors).

For more details, please contact Anne Cordeiro at or at 912-236-0363.


Senior Citizens Inc. (SCI) has been helping people in coastal Georgia age successfully since 1959 through a variety of programs including Meals on Wheels, in-home nursing and personal assistance, Adult Day Health Centers, The Learning Center, SAGE Private Services, and much more. Recognized as a national leader in providing services for older adults, SCI anticipates doubling its impact through its new Center for Successful Aging. To learn more about SCI and its services, please visit or call 912-236-0363.