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What Legacy Link creator has to say about long career, and when she'll slow down
At 79, Freeman honored with Lifetime Achievement award
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Pat Freeman, founder of Legacy Link, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Legacy Link's board on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. - photo by DCN regional staff
Decades ago, Pat Freeman balked when she was first asked by her boss to move from a job working with youth to one focused on aging. But then, “I started thinking about how I was raised and how important my grandparents were,” she said. Freeman hesitated no more, instead embarking on a career in aging services that has lasted 42 years, the last 21 as head of the Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging, which opened in Gainesville but has been based the past few years at 4080 Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood.