SeniorServ marks its 50th anniversary in 2017 and will celebrate in conjunction with the event theme 50 Years of Dedication and Innovation.
The Senior Care Hero Awards is considered the largest senior care recognition program in the county and serves as the sole fundraiser for SeniorServ, Orange County’s largest nonprofit senior nutrition Meals on Wheels provider. The black-tie awards gala expects to draw over 600 guests and will recognize approximately 80 outstanding senior care industry and community advocates.
Honorees named to date include Senior Care Hero Humanitarian Awardee, Lynn Daucher, past Director of California Department of Aging; Innovator Awardees Loren Shook, President, CEO, COB at Silverado Senior Living; and W. Major Chance (in memoriam), Founder and Executive Chairman of ActivCare Living.
Nominations are now open to public voting for the People’s Choice Hero categories including Veteran, Family Member and Volunteer. Industry recipients are chosen by an Academy of Leaders comprised of highly-regarded leaders in the field of senior care and include Outstanding Caregiver, Social Worker, Nurse, Physician, Executive Director and Senior Care Professional. All nominees and winners will be recognized at the October 21 awards program which includes silent and live auctions, dinner and live entertainment.
Honorary event chair is John Bennett, Chief Administrative Officer at St. Joseph Healthcare and event vice-chair is Di Patterson, senior advocate, gerontologist and Founder and CEO of Success in Aging Centers. Jacqueline Dupont, gerontologist and founder and CEO of Dupont Residential Care, Inc. and Assured In-Home Care, Inc., will serve as auction chair and the event’s Platinum sponsor is Alignment Healthcare, an innovative Orange County-based health care management company.
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