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Tom Clarida

 
Tom Clarida

Position: Single Dad, Senior, Caregiver

Organization: Family Man

 

Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Tom is one of my senior participants from the lunch program and volunteer.


What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
This gentleman is a senior himself, a single dad to a 12yr old boy and is the caregiver for his 89 year old uncle. He takes care of his son and his uncle and never complains. He is always smiling and ALWAYS offers to help in anyway he can. He has had a few health issues himself but he never turned his back on his uncle. when his unlce was coming out of the hospital he took him into his home and offered to care for him because he didn't want him put in assisted living when the uncle's wife refused to care for him,she couldn't be bothered.He got his uncle up and walking and out of the wheelchair. The uncle took a fail and hurt his pelvice and this man has been right by his side through it all.Taking care of the uncles' private affairs and property and still tries to volunteer for the senior lunch program. This man goes above and beyond the caregiver limit.!!! He amazes me.