2019 SCHA Awards
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Position: Senior Services Executive
Organization: A New Day Home Care
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Cesar Delgado (BA, Psychology) brings over 25 years of experience as a senior services executive to his company, A New Day Home Care, Season of Life® Consultants, and Success in Aging Centers®, all based in Orange County.
Cesar worked as a local government senior housing expert for nearly a decade, managing housing needs of older adults. During that tenure, he was responsible for many fac-ets of senior care, including crisis management, providing home assessments and Om-budsman visitations. Additionally, he participated in the creation of senior services strategies and initiatives that advanced local governments objectives in serving older adults. During his years of service with the local government, he was honored with their “Employee of The Year” award.
After his years of service with the local Office on Aging, Cesar spent 15 years founding a non-profit serving older adults and families throughout California and he partnered with a local housing developer to build housing communities for older adults and fami-lies. Cesar's work with older adults, children and families has provided him with many life enriching experiences that have defined his career and provides the foundation for his approach to senior care.
Cesar is currently educating employee groups in various cities in Orange County on the availability of senior services, aspects of daily senior care, and providing inspiration through the hands-on experience and expertise he has.
Describe how your Nominee has exceeded his or her Job Description, becoming a hero to you or others. Provide an example or as much detail as possible of the things that they do that go above and beyond their job description.
Cesar Delgado, Jr. writes: “When I think of my dad, there are a few words that come to mind: selfless, committed, and courageous. It takes a lot of courage and strength to make it out of East Los Angeles while being the youngest of 14 kids and the first to graduate from high school. It took hard work and commitment to stay on the right path. Since having a family, he provides a positive, uplifting home; he has been pretty successful at that as well. Growing up he has told us, ‘Be kind, courteous, loving, and respectful’. I believe he has done a great job of exemplifying that. He takes that same selfless and loving mentality he has at home into the work field to help those with whom he works. It is evident to everyone who knows him that he wants to impact people’s lives in a posi-tive way. I believe those he comes in contact with do feel the impact of his drive and passion for helping others.”
Emmanuel Delgado writes: “My dad is an amazing example for my family and me, as well as anyone he encounters. He grew up in a rough neighborhood, and even though he had struggle in his life and big setbacks, he fought through to make a better life for him-self. He is always a hard worker and he's always trying to learn something new no matter what. Now he’s passing on his advice to his three sons, his nephews and nieces, and to hundreds of kids in the communities he works with along with their parents. While many people in the world do good deeds for fame, my Pops quietly does good deeds everyday.”
Di Patterson, friend and colleague, said, "Let’s face it, people like Cesar don’t come along everyday! I think very highly of him, and I think you will, too!"