Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
Gregory’s Fresh Market Place (GFMP) will host a Senior Awards luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of seniors in independent and affordable housing and honor the Resident Service Coordinators that service them. The awards presentation and luncheon takes place at 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel (2401 East Camelback Road) in Phoenix. http://dgosf-efbevent.eventbrite.com
ONECare, Southwest Airlines, Southwest Gas, and Majerle’s Sports Grill Bring Attention and Support to Senior Health and Nutrition Issues
This year’s event will feature the theme “Transforming Communities through Healthy Lifestyles” with Dr. Joel Martin, President of Triad West, Inc. as mistress of ceremonies. The guest speaker will be Robert Ferguson, known to many as America’s Diet Free Life Coach who has worked with celebrities such as Chaka Chan, Riki Lake, LaToya Jackson and Fernando Vargas.
“The senior recipients are great role models for healthy living, exemplify excellence, and devote time and energy to improving the quality of life for others in their community,” said Diana Gregory, President and CEO of Gregory’s Fresh Market Place. “We also salute our Resident Service Coordinators for their dedication and vital work in helping to improve the well-being of our seniors in communities throughout Arizona. We sincerely appreciate all of our corporate sponsors, ONECare, Southwest Airlines, Southwest Gas, and Majerle’s Sports Grill who have helped make this event possible.”
Included among the recipients will be Bernando LaPallo, a super centenarian and 111 years old, who will receive the lifetime achievement award from ONECare, (OneCare by Care 1st Health Plan of Arizona) and Vicky Moe, centenarian, who will receive one of the Volunteer Service awards. Laurentius Zegers, Phoenix Manor, and John Geary, Sunnyslope Manor will also receive Volunteer Service awards. Ted Palmisano, President of Peddler’s Son Produce is the recipient of the Community Award for his company’s efforts in making it possible for GFMP to provide fresh produce to seniors.
Additional awards to be given out include the following resident service coordinators, five of which are from the City of Phoenix Senior Housing.
Ledale Miles--Tanner Garden Apartments
Kathleen Good—Washington Manor
Doris Hudson --Fillmore Gardens
Devieka Rajbansee-- Sunnyslope Manor
Sonia Chavez-- Pine Towers
Rosanne Schleifer--Maryvale Parkway Terrace
Debra Rapp-- Stone Creek Village
Cheryl Lang—Phoenix Manor
All proceeds from the awards luncheon will be used to fund senior nutrition and health programs in the Phoenix community.
Gregory’s Fresh Market Place is on the front lines of senior nutrition. The organization’s mission is to enrich lives by providing access to fresh produce, on-site farmers markets and nutrition education. For the past three years, GFMP has provided fresh fruits and vegetables to seniors who have a need, but not always the resources, to access fresh fruits and vegetables. As an organization, 99% of the funds raised by GFMP go directly into the selection and delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables that serve over 5,000 seniors in the Greater Phoenix area.
Gregory's Fresh Market Place is a division of Diana Gregory Outreach Services Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization that provides programs in health, nutrition, and education.