16 Over 60 Awards Gala 2020

Wednesday, November 18

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

Free Parking Next to the Building

Senior Neighbors will host its third annual 16 Over 60 Event on Wednesday, November 18, 2020  at *Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. This event recognizes the contributions and impact of 16 individuals 60 years of age or more who engage and inspire us every day. *location and format may change due to the COVID-19 and out of concern for the health of all attendees and honorees. 

Highlighting and recognizing Kent County older adults and the important role they play in our community continues to be important for Senior Neighbors. We have countless individuals over 60 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.

Through sponsorship, individual reservations, and event contributions, the 16 Over 60 Awards Gala will provide support for Senior Neighbors and its variety of programs serving Kent County older adults living independently.

     Click here if you still need to sumbit your application (due June 22nd)

Nominations Are Now Closed

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination. Because of you, this fall, 16 Engaged & Inspiring community members will be honored at the 3rd annual 16 Over 60 Awards Gala.

Nominations for the 2020 16 Over 60 Gala Closed on June 15th.   

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 by November 2020 living life to its fullest or overcoming great adversity

16 Over 60 Awards Gala Sponsors 2020

——– Gold ——–

Klopcic Family Foundation*

——– Silver ——–

AARP logo*

——– Bronze ——–

Bill and Marilyn Crawford  *

Fusion IT logo*


Meijer Logo

Porter Hills*

Priority Health *


Varnum logo*

——– Friend ——–

Philip and April Alt*
Applied Imaging
Emmanuel Hospice*
Holland Home / ATRIO
Integrity Business Solutions

Win and Kyle Irwin
Kennari Consulting
Justin and Katherine Steffy*
The Village of Heather Hills

*2020 Community Partner in Philanthropy


——– Official Print Media Partner ——–

——– Underwriter ——–


Recognized in 2019:

Pictured First Row, Left to Right: Mary Jane Dockeray, Mary Alice Williams, Marc DeRuiter, Julie Haveman, Cindy Ritter, Steve Maas, Suzan Couzens, Elaine Hillary
Second Row, Left to Right: Susan Zimmerman, Rodney Martin, Faye Richardson-Green, Sara Smolenski, Carl Ver Beek John Mulder, Doyle Hayes, Dave Kampfschulte

Want to know more about the 2019 honorees? Click here! 

Recognized in 2018:

First Row, Left to Right: Donna Sterling, Gwendolyn P. Nathan, Sr. Jarrett DeWyse, OP
Micki Benz, Marian Barrera-Young, JoAnn Abraham, Karen Weaver
Second Row, Left to Right: Priscilla Kimboko, Barbara Hohman, Larry Robson, Rev. Leonard McElveen,
Barry Van Dyck, Jack Greenfield, Robert Hill, Kate Dernocoeur, Robbie McCollum

Read more about the 2018 Honorees