ElderSource recognizes award winners during annual “A Night with the Stars” event

ElderSource recognizes award winners during annual “A Night with the Stars” event
EdlerSource CEO Linda Levin (left) and Humana’s Principal Population Health Strategist for Humana’s Bold Goal Initiatives Paul Sapia (right) present the 2022 Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocate Award Winner to Glenn Miller, representing The Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Community Fund for Northeast Florida. | Photo courtesy of ElderSource.

It was an evening of celebrations and recognitions at “A Night with the Stars” — ElderSource’s annual event celebrating “individuals and organizations that work with seniors and their caregivers as well as other outstanding senior advocates.”

ElderSource is a Jacksonville organization devoted to empowering “people to live and age with independence and dignity in their homes and community.”

Presented by Humana, the event was held at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History (MOSH) on Wednesday, Nov. 16. In a press release, ElderSource noted, “The highlight of the event was the presentation of the 2022 Delores Barr Weaver Elder Advocate Award given to The Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Community Fund for Northeast Florida for its work supporting seniors and caregivers in the LGBTQ community.”

This is the 11th year this award has been given. Its namesakes is noted philanthropist Delores Barr Weaver, who herself was a “devoted and passionate advocate for seniors.”

Further recognition was given to the Luminary Award winners — businesses and individuals from agencies providing “essential services and support to seniors in seven Northeast Florida counties.”

Proceeds from the evening benefitted ElderSource’s Senior to Senior Fund. This fund provides financial aid to seniors “experiencing unexpected financial crises” — everything from electric bills to avoid power disconnections or rental fees to avoid eviction as well as financial assistance installing wheel chair ramps, heating or cooling units and refrigerators for the proper storage of medicine, among other financial needs and emergencies.

The press release noted “A Night what the Stars” was “supported by the Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund.”

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