United HomeCare® (UHC) a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing care services to disabled and older adults at home and in community-based settings, hosted the 25th Annual Claude Pepper Awards Dinner at Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom in Miami Beach. The event featured a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a dynamic Awards Ceremony with over 350 friends of seniors coming together for a good charitable cause.
The Claude Pepper Awards is a signature annual event honoring the memory of the late Senator Claude Pepper, a beloved public servant who tirelessly championed causes on behalf of the elderly. He is credited with advocating for the Older Americans Act of 1965 and Florida’s Community Care for the Elderly Program. “These public programs help older Americans to age with dignity in the comfort of their home with the care and support services they need and deserve”, says Carlos Martinez, President & CEO of United HomeCare in Miami. “It is still true today that to have quality of life in one’s later years often requires a helping hand, frequently more than family members can provide physically or financially”.
The 2019 Claude Pepper Award Honorees are: Tibor Hollo, Chairman & President of Florida East Coast Realty, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award; Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez Esq. Family Foundation, recipient of the Community Builder Award; Alfred Sanchez, President & CEO of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, recipient of the Corporate Service Award; Ana “Teri” Busse-Arvesu, Senior Advocate Office of the Mayor Miami-Dade County, recipient of the Advocacy Award; Rene Ruiz Esq., Co-Founder and Chairman and Armando Christian “Pitbull” Perez, Co-Founder, SLAM! Charter School, recipient of the Education Award; Arquimedes and Rebeca Trujillo, Miami Empresarial, recipient of the Media Award; Carlos A. Migoya, President and CEO, Jackson Health System, recipient of the Corporate Service-Healthcare Award; and, Alexander Penelas Esq. and Lilliam Penelas, recipient of the Thelma Gibson Community Service Award. To see the Claude Pepper Honoree Video, please click here
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