A New Haven woman who has provided hospice care to dying patients for more than 30 years accepted a Golden Hoosier Award last week, the Indiana Lieutenant Governors Office said in a statement.
Elaine Cowen was one of 28 people who received the award Tuesday in recognition of their volunteer efforts. Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Division of Aging Director Faith Laird of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration presented the awards at the state fairgrounds. Cowen started a hospice practice after the death of her mother. She now works as a volunteer, visiting patients in their homes, taking them to appointments and delivering their medicine.