What an honor! I was blown away by this surprise and feeling very humbled to be chosen by my peers in the professional aging community.
I am so gracious and honored to the core to receive the Dennis Mahar Memorial Award for Community Caregiver of the Year. To be chosen by your community and peers makes this even more deeply meaningful for me.
So much of my work is behind closed doors with families who are lost, shaken and just want to do the right thing. I can’t help but feel like the recognition for this work is a celebration of so many that aren’t seen in our community.
I know Dennis spent countless hours fighting and advocating for the most vulnerable and their families in our community. No one can do this work alone. My team, my community, my friends, we all support each other in this work- what a beautiful place to live and grow.
From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful!