ESSENCE OF LIFE
Meet Our 2023 Honorees
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BARBARA J. BROWN
INAUGURAL LEGACY AWARD
Barbara J. Brown has inspired us, supported us, and lived ElderHelp’s mission every day for over 25 years. From humble Midwest beginnings, Barbara is an advocate for social justice and a champion for change. As ElderHelp enters its 50th year, the time has never been better to create a Legacy Award in her honor.
Whether working behind the scenes on SalesForce or introducing “Alexa” to a visually impaired senior, Joe Freitas does it with humility and joy. Logging over 2,000 volunteer hours, Joe’s expertise as a software engineer connects the hearts and souls of seniors to the wonderful world of technology. We can’t wait to share his story with you!
CYNTHIA HANSEN CLIENT SPOTLIGHT
With an adventurous spirit and positive outlook, JoAnn lives life to its fullest, thanks to a team of trusted ElderHelp volunteers. Despite declining vision, she enjoys rock-climbing, cycling, and water-skiing, but mostly she enjoys confidently living in her home—filled with memories and love. “I don’t know when the final curtain will fall on my eyesight,” JoAnn shares. “I want to capture each moment and put it to memory for the time when I can’t do it anymore.”
SAN DIEGO FOUNDATION
For nearly 50 years, San Diego Foundation has inspired, nurtured, and empowered philanthropy—improving the lives of our most vulnerable community members. As beneficiaries of over $500,000 from SDF stakeholders over the past 28 years, ElderHelp celebrates the San Diego Foundation as our Community Partner.
Community is at the core of Nordson’s work, whether it’s manufacturing parts or creating opportunities to improve the world around us. With employee-led philanthropy, Nordson Impact extends both globally and locally. We are honored to celebrate their work through ElderHelp!
THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS!
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