Visionary Women – Virtual Caregivers Awards 2022

Each year, Alzheimer’s Orange County honors caregivers who display extraordinary compassion in caring for those touched by Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia. Caregiver honorees are recognized for their commitment to compassionate care, which distinguishes them and inspires others. Join us this fall online to recognize some extraordinary women and men who care for Orange County’s frail seniors.

When: Friday, September 23, 2022

Where: Online on Facebook Live

Guest Speaker: TBA

  • Youth/Young Adult Caregiver – Unpaid caregivers (18 years and under) who provide regular care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia.

  • Family Caregiver – Unpaid caregivers who are on the frontline (present or past) providing compassionate care to a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia.

  • Professional Caregiver/Direct Service – Paid caregivers who work on the frontline to provide compassionate care in the dementia field. This classification is appropriate for hospice workers, in-home care workers, RCFE employees, etc.

  • Administrative Professional – Individuals that serve as an administrative professional in a licensed residential care facility or related service agency that provide care to persons living with Alzheimer’s or related form of dementia (hospice, in-home care, etc.).

  • Medical/Clinical Professional – Physicians, researchers, geriatric counselors, clinical social workers, geriatric nurse practitioners, care managers, case managers or other clinical professionals in the field of dementia care.
  • Alzheimer’s OC Team Member – Staff/caregivers that work for Alzheimer’s Orange County, Healthy Aging Center Acacia, Healthy Aging Center Laguna Woods or The Cottages who exemplify compassionate care through the direct care or other forms of support they provided for the individuals and families the organization served.

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2021 Honorees

Sonia Garcia-Francia
Lifetime Achievement Award

Teri Wheeler
Family Caregiver Award

Marie DeGuzman
AlzOC Team Member Award

Dr. Jason Abney
Medical/Clinical Award

Ronald Simpson
Administrative Professional Award

Sharon Mulhall
Professional Caregiver Award

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Thank you to our 2021 event sponsors