Presence Holy Family Medical Center honored the Frisbie Senior Center with its fourth annual Cares Award during an award presentation on Thursday, May 2. The award is presented annually to a community leader or organization that exemplifies the values that inspire Presence Health's outreach to the community. The award recognizes inspirational leadership from an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the well-being of communities.
"The Frisbie Center is a critical resource for seniors. Each year, they touch the lives of over 35,000 area seniors -- including some Holy Family patients," said Pam Bell, Presence Holy Family Medical Center chief executive officer. "Since the doors opened in Des Plaines 37 years ago, the Frisbie Center has improved the quality of life of the seniors living in the communities we serve."
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Steve Samuelson, president and chief executive officer, Frisbie Senior Center, accepted the award on behalf of the Frisbee Senior Center.
"I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the entire Frisbie Senior Center family," said Samuelson. "We are honored to be recognized by Holy Family for doing what we love to do -- brighten the lives of seniors living in our community."
The Frisbie Senior Center provides a diverse array of programs, classes, outings, and services to older adults residing in the Des Plaines area. The center, a critical resource for residents, has over 35,000 unique encounters from area seniors annually. Since its founding in 1976, the Center has continued to expand on its mission to promote active, self-reliant living and fun for people over 55 through volunteerism, and socially, intellectually and physically enriching programs.
Programs and services offered include arts and crafts, fitness programs, health lectures and workshops, Cumberland Cafe meals, computer lab, library, music, traveling choral group, VA services and group outings. The Center has enriched the lives of many seniors who rely heavily on their programs and services for their social, educational and physical well-being.
For more information, visit presencehealth.org/locations/hospitals/presence-holy-family-medical-center.
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