16 Over 60 Awards Gala 2020

Thank you for participating in the 3rd Annual 16 Over 60 Gala a Virtual Celebration that took place Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

Senior Neighbors hosted its third annual 16 Over 60 Awards Gala on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.  We appreciate all those who registered and joined us virtually for the event. The attendance exceeded our expectations and the night, minus some technical issues, was a huge success.

We would like to thank Tim Cusack, our Emcee for the evening, for making the virtual world seem very much alive on screen.  If you have not yet seen the show, there is still time to view it. Be prepared to hear inspirational stories of our honorees, a touching tale of a life changed, and entertaining and enlightening banter!

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Read the Bio’s of the 16
Over 60 Honorees for 2020!


Senior Neighbors is pleased to share the bio’s this year’s 16 honorees for our 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. Click here or on any of the honorees images to read the bios. 

Tom Appel

Tom Appel

Community Organizer, Senior Advocate, Social Activist

Lucille Arndt

Lucille Arndt

Phenomenal Fabricator, Role Model, Volunteer

Syd Baxter

Syd Baxter

Fitness Advocate, Mentor, Nonprofit Leader

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Cheer-Giver, Community Helper, Veterans Volunteer

Juanita Gaddis

Juanita Gaddis

Foster Parent, Ministry Provider, Volunteer Vocalist

Hattie Hayes

Hattie Hayes

Respite Provider, Senior Companion, Volunteer

Bob Hengeveld

Robert Hengeveld

Housing Advocate, Mentor, Volunteer

Ron Hofman

Ronald Hofman

Counselor, Healthcare Leader, Volunteer Physician

Shelley Irwin

Shelley Irwin

Community Leader, Journalist, Triathlon Fanatic

Ruth Kelly

Ruth Kelly

Commissioner, Teacher, Volunteer

Katie Orent

Kathryn Orent

Nurse, Seamstress, Volunteer

Teresa Toland

Teresa Toland

Healthcare Visionary, Mentor, Nurse

Jim Tuinstra

Jim Tuinstra

Non-Profit Leader, Prison Ministry, Senior Housing Advocate

Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson

Leader, Non-Profit Capacity Builder, Volunteer

Bruce Young

Bruce Young

Lawyer, Family Business Advocate, Scouting Leader

Raul Ysasi

Raul Ysasi

Advocate, Educator, Latino Community Volunteer


16 Over 60 Awards Gala Sponsors 2020


——– Gold ——–

Klopcic Family Foundation*

David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation

——– Silver ——–

AARP logo*

The Currie Foundation

——– Bronze ——–

Bill and Marilyn Crawford  *

Fusion IT logo*

 

Meijer Logo


Porter Hills*

Priority Health *

Smith Strength & Conditioning

Varnum logo*

——– Friend ——–

Philip and April Alt*
Robert and Luanne Barnes
BDO, USA LLP
Clark
CPA for Seniors
Crossroads Eldercare Planning
Emmanuel Hospice*
Barbara Hohman
Holland Home / ATRIO
HUB International Midwest
Mark Huizenga Systems Consulting
Integrity Business Solutions
Win and Kyle Irwin

Kennari Consulting
Life EMS Ambulance
Maner Costerisan
Metro Health-University of Michigan Health
Old National Bank
Plante Moran PLLC
Larry Robson
Spectrum Health
Justin and Katherine Steffy*
Unity of Grand Rapids
The Steve & Amy Van Andel Foundation
Doug and Kathy Vance

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