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Bea Aguirre

Bea Aguirre

Position: Senior Care Program Coordinator

Organization: Kaiser Permanente Orange County


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Bea has been our Senior Care Coordinator for Kaiser Permanente Orange County for many years, and in this role has she been an advocate for many of our senior members. She is founding member of Unseen OC, an Orange County elder abuse awareness group, and participates on the UCI Forensics Center for elder abuse. Recently, she was invited to join a group that was creating a campaign to heighten awareness bout elder abuse. The movement which was named "Ageless Alliance" has taken on a national presence and President Obama declared June 15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
I know her resources are fresh and can be relied on and have great confidence that she follows through with everyone. She has pledged to continue to educate our physicians and staff about Elder abuse and their role in reporting when elder abuse is suspected. Bea has a very strong and influencing presence in the commmunity.