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2018 16 Over 60 Awards Gala

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

6:00 pm

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids


Senior Neighbors will be hosting the first ever 16 Over 60 Awards Gala at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. With this new event, we will annually recognize the contributions and impact of 16 individuals 60 years of age or more who engage and inspire us every day.

Highlighting and recognizing Kent County seniors and the important role they play in our community continues to be a major goal for Senior Neighbors. “We have countless older adults here in Kent County who positively impact our community every day. Whether it be through business excellence, caregiving, or other extraordinary efforts, this population is an important part of the fabric of our community,” said Robert Barnes, Senior Neighbors President.

Nominations are a key part of the awards process. Senior Neighbors accepted nominations from the community for the 16 Over 60 Awards beginning April 15 through June 1, 2018. Nominations are now closed.

Possible nominees include…

  • Leaders, entrepreneurs, and/or mentors in a variety of areas such as business, politics, philanthropy, religion, etc.
  • Extraordinary volunteers or those who are giving back to the community in significant ways
  • The neighbor everyone can count on for help
  • Health care or healthy living trendsetters
  • Champions or advocates of senior issues in legal setting, educational, etc.
  • Contributors to the local arts and culture community
  • Anyone 60 years of age or more living life to its fullest or overcoming great adversity

Additionally, through sponsorships and event contributions, the 16 Over 60 Awards Gala will continue to provide support for Senior Neighbors and its variety of programs serving Kent County seniors living independently. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels as well as individual tickets.

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Please contact Brian Clark, Director of Development and Donor Care, at to answer any sponsorship questions.

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2018 16 Over 60: Engaged & Inspiring Sponsors

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Klopcic Family Foundation

——– Silver ——–

——– Bronze ——–

Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation

Porter Hills

The Currie Foundation

——– Friend ——–

AARP Michigan

Cottrell & Jacobs PLC

Barbara Hohman

Holland Home

Horizon Bank

Bob and Paulette Israels

Arend and Nancy Lubbers

Maner Costerisan

Old National Bank

Plante Moran PLLC