Essence of Life Awards


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The skies were cloudy, but the room was full of warmth as over 200 friends of ElderHelp celebrated our Essence of Life Awards and Charity Auction.  A heartfelt program led by CEO/Executive Director, Deb Martin, highlighted the impact of ElderHelp in the community:  Last year we improved the lives of over 7,400 vulnerable seniors who need access to healthcare, transportation or simply to hear a friendly voice over the phone.  Our 444 dedicated volunteers donated nearly 12,000 hours to help San Diego seniors live independently with dignity.  


CalifCA State Assemblyman Todd Gloriaornia State Assemblyman Todd Gloria’s opening remarks recognized ElderHelp’s vital role in improving the quality of life for many San Diego senior citizens. As a new member of the Assembly’s Aging Committee, he pledged unwavering support for California’s seniors and great nonprofits like ElderHelp.

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Guests enjoyed delectable Hors d’Oeuvres at the scenic Southwestern Yacht Club and were entertained by the musical stylings of guitarist, Elliott Lawrence.  It was a joyous community celebration recognizing generous volunteers, members, and donors whose contributions truly capture the Essence of Life.



Our Distinguished Honorees

Fran Styles–Inspirational Senior
Cindi Hill–Ambassador Award
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd–Corporate Partner
Jane Lindsey–Cynthia Hansen Member Spotlight
Richard Taylor– Volunteer Spotlight
Grossmont Healthcare District–Community Partner

Thank you to our 2017 Essence of Life Sponsors