Senior Care Hero Awards

The 2017 Senior Care Hero Awards at

The City National Grove of Anaheim




Now in our 7th year, SeniorServ’s Senior Care Hero Awards™ celebrates the unsung heroes in the senior industry - from seniors to veterans, physicians to caregivers, to volunteers and family members with a heart for seniors.


The awards Gala will be held at the Grove of Anaheim, on Saturday, October 21st at 5:30pm.


Last year's event drew 600 guests, whose generosity helped raise over $185,000, providing thousands of meals and loving contact to at-risk seniors, and received coverage from radio, cable TV, KTLA, print media such as the OC Register, Sunset magazine Senior Reporter, Newport Beach Life Style, and many social media venues.


All proceeds will benefit SeniorServ, who has been providing the Meals on Wheels program and other supportive services for at-risk seniors for 50 years!


We are the largest non-profit Meals on Wheels and senior nutrition provider in Orange County. Our services include case management and in-home services, Adult Day Health Care programs and Care Management services to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions. We want our community to share our vision of a world that honors people throughout life and engage in our mission to nourish the wellness, purpose and dignity of seniors and their families.


The public is invited to honor their dedicated and innovative heroes by nominating and voting online for the senior care professionals and senior supporters of their choice. Nominations will open on June 1, 2017 and close on August 31, 2017.  Award recipients will be announced the evening of the event, October 21, 2017.


The event's Academy of Leaders, comprised of highly-regarded leaders and luminaries in the field of senior care, will select the final 2017 Senior Care Hero Award recipients, with the restriction that no Leader will be allowed to vote in a category that includes a member of his or her organization.


To learn more about this event, experience last year's Senior Care Hero Awards – View Pictures & Video here.


We hope to see all of you this year!
For information regarding sponsorship and involvement in the 2017 SCHA awards.


Please contact:
Susan Papiri
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(714) 229-5284


Sponsors will remain featured on this website through the event year. They will continue to stream on the home banner and will remain listed on the sponsor section of this site; they have gained significant visibility through the site and were prominently featured throughout the awards ceremony. 




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Susan Papiri
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Darla Olson
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SeniorServ Celebrates 50 Years of Dedication & Innovation

At the 7th Annual Senior Care Hero Awards


Anaheim, Calif. (April 1, 2017) – SeniorServ is proud to honor the heroes of the 7th Annual Senior Care Hero Awards on October 21, 2017 at the Grove of Anaheim. Utilizing the theme for our 50th anniversary celebration “50 years of dedication and innovation,” SeniorServ puts the spotlight on those who have shown dedication to caring for and supporting the senior community, as well as those who have provided innovation in the field of senior care and advocacy.


The 7th annual Senior Care Hero Awards - considered the largest senior care recognition program in the county - recognizes the senior industry’s unsung heroes while serving as the sole fundraiser for SeniorServ, Orange County’s largest nonprofit senior nutrition Meals on Wheels provider.


Three honorees named to date include Senior Care Hero Humanitarian Awardee, Lynn Daucher, past Director of California Department of Aging; and Innovator Awardees Loren Shook, President, CEO, COB at Silverado Senior Living and W. Major Chance, (posthumously) Founder and Executive Chairman of ActivCare Living.  All three of these remarkable people are recognized innovators and have supported improving the protection, care and wellness of our senior population.


The black-tie Senior Care Hero Awards gala will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at The City National Grove of Anaheim. Last year's event drew 600 guests and recognized over 80 outstanding senior care industry and community advocates.


People’s Choice Hero categories are selected by public voting and include Veteran, Family Member and Volunteer. The industry recipients are chosen by an Academy of Leaders comprised of highly-regarded leaders in the field of senior care and include Senior Care Hero industry categories Outstanding Caregiver, Social Worker, Nurse, Physician, Executive Director, and Senior Care Professional. All nominees and winners will be recognized at the October 21st awards program which includes silent and live auctions, dinner and live entertainment.


Event vice-chair is senior advocate, gerontologist and Founder and CEO of Success in Aging Centers, Di Patterson, MSG, CPG, and auction chair is gerontologist and founder and CEO of Dupont Residential Care, Inc. and Assured In-Home Care, Inc., Jacqueline Dupont. Alignment Healthcare, an Orange County-based health care management company that focuses on improving the health and wellness of seniors, is the event’s Platinum sponsor.


Tickets for the October 21st event are $150 each and tables of 10 at $1500. For further information, visit or call 714.229.5284.

About SeniorServ
The largest Meals on Wheels and nonprofit senior nutrition and supportive service provider in Orange County, SeniorServ nourishes the wellness, purpose, and dignity of seniors and their families in our community.
Community SeniorServ dba SeniorServ was incorporated in 1967 and merged with Feedback Foundation and Senior Meals and Services in 2006 to create a new agency with greater capacity, energy, resources, and vision for the sole purpose of meeting the increasingly diverse needs of the elderly population.




SeniorServ nourishes the wellness, purpose and dignity of seniors and their families in our community.  We are one of the largest safety net non-profit agencies for older adults in California in providing critical nutrition and supportive services that help seniors remain independent and in their own homes. Our goal is to ensure sustainability to meet the growing demand for senior services and to reduce dependency on government funding.

Last year alone we:


  • Improved the lives of 10,434 seniors in need through meals and care services that lower hospitalizations, create an increased sense of well-being and reduce isolation through increased social connections.
  • Provided 663,345 nourishing meals and supportive case management to isolated, homebound seniors.
  • Served 268,000 hot lunches and an opportunity to be social for over 7,200 seniors at 25 senior centers.
  • Kept families together and prevented institutional care for 221 frail, memory or physically impaired clients through Adult Day Services.



Meals on Wheels

SeniorServ prepares and delivers three meals daily to the homes of homebound, frail, socially-isolated seniors living in central, west and north Orange County.


Senior Lunch Program

We provide hot, nutritious lunches at 25 sites in Orange County and that provide the opportunity to socialize and help alleviate poor nutrition among the vulnerable elderly population.


Case Management

For older adults who are facing multiple problems that they cannot resolve on their own, SeniorServ's Case Managers evaluate individual needs and help connect them to community resources.


Adult Day Care Services

SeniorServ’s Adult Day Health Care centers in Anaheim and Santa Ana keep families together by providing a daytime alternative to placing a loved one in a skilled nursing facility. These centers maintain the dignity of older adults while providing support to families. Caregivers feel relieved and better able to handle the challenges of caring for an aging or disabled loved one.


Care Circles

A Care Circle is made up of a group of individual volunteers and/or community service groups who can help meet the needs of seniors and their caregivers in their own neighborhood.  They provide support in the areas of companionship, home maintenance, grocery shopping, meal preparation, pet care, etc.  Care Circles give SeniorServ the flexibility to meet the ever changing and increasing needs of those we serve.  This program helps seniors stay as independent as they can for as long as possible.  For more information, please contact Tracy Hall, Director of Volunteer Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 714-229-3349.


Friendly Visitors


The Friendly Visitor Program meets the needs of both the isolated older adult and the needs of caring volunteers. Volunteers are linked with seniors that would benefit from receiving social interaction.  In many of the cases, meaningful relationships result from this program. For more information, please contact Tracy Hall, Director of Volunteer Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 714-229-3349.


Care Coordination

SeniorServ partners with health care entities and health plans to provide care coordination solutions that include pre-discharge assessment of the patient, early identification and response to health care risks and symptoms, education and support of patients and their families, home visits with telephone support and ongoing communication among all parties among other services.  For more information contact Annamel Medina, Care Navigator at: (714) 229-3371 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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