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Lorraine Gerhy

Lorraine Gerhy


Organization: retired


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Lorraine is a retired nurse. Most recently she has been working for the Alzheimer's Daycare Center in Huntington Beach, California. At this time she fills in when needed. She is my neighbor in a 55 and older community.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Lorraine is always checking in on the elderly and sick in our community who do not have families or anyone to care for them. I recently relocated from Florida to care for my mother. I have not been working so I cannot afford to hire a caregiver at this point. Lorraine has offered and helped us in several occasions with volunteer caregiving so I may look for work. She even ran over with supplies to patch up my mother after a fall. Lorraine always has a smile on her face and is constantly thinking of others before herself.