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Stamford Man Earns Leadership Award From SilverSource

SilverSource board member Barry Coutant recently received the 2016 SilverSource Leadership Award.
SilverSource board member Barry Coutant recently received the 2016 SilverSource Leadership Award. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford resident Barry Coutant recently received the 2016 SilverSource Leadership Award, which recognized his support of the organization’s mission to ensure the quality of life, safety and independence of older adults.

“I'm grateful for the recognition and very proud to have served on the Board of SilverSource,” Coutant said. “It has been an honor to be associated with an organization that is truly making a difference for the many disadvantaged seniors in our community.”

A member of the SilverSource board since 2011, Coutant joined the agency after witnessing the work it did for older adults who were less fortunate, according to a press release.

“The sad reality is that there is a growing population of older adults that are barely getting by. Helping those that have no place to go and getting them back on their feet is what pulled me in,” he said.

“This award recognizes the exceptional role that Barry has played in responsibly building and sustaining our organization,” said Kathleen Bordelon, executive director of SilverSource. “His counsel and leadership has helped propel SilverSource into becoming a leader in providing older adults with a sustainable path for well-being, and an advocate for the needs of the older adult community. We are grateful for his leadership and service.”

Coutant is the founding member of the Coutant Wealth Management Group in Greenwich and has been named to Barron's list of Top 1000 Financial Advisors in the United States since 2009.

He and his wife, Carla, moved to Stamford in 2006 after living in Wilton for 25 years.

SilverSource, formerly known as Senior Services of Stamford, was founded in 1908. It is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides information, financial support, and other services that positively improve the quality of life for people older than 60 while serving as a resource center and referral source for older adults and their families. It is a 501(c) 3 located at 2009 Summer St., Stamford. For more information, go here or call 203-324-6584.

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