Eldercare Foundation presents awards

Nascentia Health’s Eldercare Foundation held its second annual Legacy Luncheon May 21, where it raised $50,000 to support the Eldercare Foundation’s mission of enabling aging, ill and frail individuals to remain at home with dignity and independence

More than 210 guests gathered at the Oncenter’s Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center for the annual fundraising event, which featured world-renowned Hall of Fame keynote speaker, author, entrepreneur, workplace performance expert and acrobat Dan Thurmon.

The event’s organizers also presented the Legacy Awards, recognizing community members/organizations and Nascentia Health patients who have made a profound and lasting impact on the greater Syracuse community or shown a commitment to advocating for the aging and/or eldercare services.

• The Eldercare Community Champion Award was presented to Rescue Mission Alliance in recognition of its commitment to serving our community’s most vulnerable populations and to ending hunger and homelessness.

• The Eldercare Achiever Award was presented to Nascentia Health patient June Davis in recognition of her dedication to aging gracefully at home and in her community. A volunteer fitness instructor and active member of her local church, the 96-year-old Baldwinsville resident serves as an example for all those who are aging, according to the foundation.

• The Amelia Greiner Lifetime Achievement Award was presented posthumously to Roslyn R. Bilford in honor of her lifelong dedication and commitment to Central New York and to the countless individuals she inspired throughout her prestigious career. In the spirit of Home Aides of Central New York’s founder, she gave selflessly of her time and talents in service to the community, according to the foundation.