Submitted by The Senior Action Network
The Senior Action Network (SAN) will present the 14th Annual Caregiver’s Recognition Dinner and Auction on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Olympics West Retirement Inn. With an emphasis theme of Caregivers: We Celebrate YOU! the event is slated to be an evening of fun, care and honor to spotlight the many who selflessly provide medical, physical, emotional and loving support to a vast community, which includes a high percentage of senior citizens. Both professional and volunteer caregivers are duly recognized during the night of food, story and thanks.
The Caregiver Recognition Dinner welcomes approximately 75 nominees a year from residential communities, family homes and facilities as well as private households. More than 15 will be honored for outstanding service representing their type of caregiver environment. Emcees Linda Terry, brain health learning coach, and Chris Quimby, Senior Centers Director of Senior Services for South Sound, will keep all attendees celebrating in a spirit of fun, prizes and care directed at the Caregivers to be honored.
Throughout the evening, stories highlighting the industry and individuals are sure to inspire, delight and unite the caregivers who often serve others in behind-the-scenes fashion. For the recipient of care and their families, the caregiver is actually on the-front-line providing important quality of life health and well being support. “The role of the caregiver is not to be overlooked for his or her contribution to the entire family,” notes Rick Crawford, SAN President, Thurston County Council on Aging, Senior News editor. “Regardless of whether the person works in a home or a facility, if paid or unpaid, outstanding caregivers naturally place others first. The Recognition Dinner is a small gesture to turn the tables by showing them that as family members, co-workers, bosses and related business community we know their contribution is far beyond the day to day care given. We want caregivers to be first on this special night.”
The 2014 Caregivers: We Celebrate YOU! Recognition Dinner also includes a fundraising raffle and silent auction which supports the Senior Action Network mission and programs. Nominations for Outstanding Caregiver or donations to the auction can be submitted online.
The Senior Action Network consists of more than 163 Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties members dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors through business development and services. SAN members meet monthly for professional development, networking, and community service. SAN distributes more than $11,500 annually throughout senior communities and has outreach speakers available to promote awareness on topics important to enhance senior life.