“Giving Back” Has Never Been So Much Fun!
The winners of the Surprise AZ Senior Idol 2013 presented by Adultcare Assistance Homecare and the Surprise Senior Center.
Senior Idol 2013 Winners
Thank you to all of the hard work, each participant dedicated to the Surprise Senior Idol 2013 presented by Adultcare Assistance Homecare. As every contestant qualified through screening auditions, each performance was rehearsed and spectacularly entertaining. Recognizing the Best of the Best, the audience voted on their favorites.
Grand Prize Winner – Mike Stapley
Singing – John Peters
Dancing – Jazzy Poms
Karaoke – Betty Dorsey
Other – Paul and Sarah Cook (Comedy)
Thank you again to all of the contestants and congratulations to the winners of the 8th Annual Senior Idol. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year of the Surprise Senior Center. The attendance of the audience and the entertainment of these talented performers today will help seniors tomorrow.
Discovering our limitations is tough. My family knows firsthand. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer we experienced sadness, exhaustion and stress. My commitments to work and family stretched beyond my capability. As others joined beside me, we pulled together as a team. More important to my respite, my husband was able to thrive at home. This is vital as living at home empowers independence, recovers dignity and grants familiarity leading to a healthier life.
Through my experience, I learned that home care in Arizona is different than in most of the country. Arizona permits the use of independent contractors and does not require criminal background clearance for caregivers. The lack of regulation in Arizona places citizens at risk. The more I have learned, the more I have become involved in protecting seniors and their families. This has led to Adultcare Assistance Homecare maintaining the highest standards for caregiver selection and training. My desire to protect Arizona seniors extends beyond my company with my appointment as the President of the Arizona Chapter of the Home Care Association of America.