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16 Over 60 Awards Gala 2019

Wednesday, November 13th

6:00 pm

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

Plated Dinner, Beverages, and Valet Parking

Dressy business attire is recommended

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Senior Neighbors will host its second annual 16 Over 60 Awards Gala at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. This event recognizes the contributions and impact of 16 individuals 60 years of age or more who engage and inspire us every day.

For 2019, Senior Neighbors is pleased to announce the 16 honorees for the 2nd annual 16 Over 60 Awards Gala! Each honoree exemplifies the contributions and impact being made in our community by those who are 60 years of age or more.

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

Highlighting and recognizing Kent County older adults and the important role they play in our community continues to be a major goal 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 continue to provide support for Senior Neighbors and its variety of programs serving Kent County older adults living independently.

If you would like to sponsor, donate, or purchase a reservation to attend, or if you have any questions, contact Terri at (616) 233-0739, or tpiersma@seniorneighbors.org.



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Nominations were received from across Kent County. A committee selected the 16 individuals from these nominations for their positive impact and engagement in the community, inspiration to others, and the unique qualities of their story. Each honoree exemplifies the positive contributions and impact being made in our community by those who are 60 years of age or more.

Possible nominees included…

  • 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

16 Over 60 Awards Gala Sponsors 2019

——– Gold ——–

Van Andel Family logo

Klopcic Family Foundation*

The Meijer Foundation

——– Silver ——–

AARP logo*

Bill and Marilyn Crawford

——– Bronze ——–

American House Logo*

Crossroads Eldercare Planning logo

Crowe Logo*

The Currie Foundation

Fusion IT logo*

J.C. & Tammy Huizenga

Meijer Logo*
Mercantile Bank logo *

Peter C. & Emajean Cook Foundation*

Porter Hills*

Priority Health *

Smith Strength and Conditioning Logo *

Varnum logo*

Warner logo

——– Friend ——–

Advocates for Senior Issues
Philip and April Alt
Applied Imaging
Aquinas College
Robert and Luanne Barnes
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CPA for Seniors of Rivertown Finance
Dixon Architecture
Emmanuel Hospice
Health Care Associates &
Community Care Givers
Barbara H. Hohman
Holland Home / ATRIO
Horizon Bank*
HUB International
Hy and Greta Berkowitz Foundation
Integrity Business Solutions

Win and Kyle Irwin
Life EMS Ambulance
Kennari Consulting
Maner Costerisan
Mark Huizenga Systems Consulting, LLC*
Dr. David and Mrs. Dorothy Mazur
Metro Health – University of Michigan Health
Molina Healthcare
Mutual of America
Old National Bank
Plante Moran PLLC*
RL Consulting Group of Raymond James
Larry and Sally Robson*
Spectrum Health
Justin and Katherine Steffy*
The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation
The Village of Heather Hills
Unity of Grand Rapids
Douglas and Kathy Vance

*2019 Community Partner in Philanthropy


——– Official Print Media Partner ——–

——– Underwriter ——–

Recognized in 2018:

2018 Honorees

Click Here to learn more about the 2018 honorees

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