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Martha Meyer Martha Meyer’s path to working with seniors was an unexpected one. The San Clemente resident spent 23 years as a restaurant executive before owning a successful women’s fashion boutique in Laguna Beach. In 2000, she and her husband moved to a community with a large elderly population. “I always loved helping the people in the neighborhood,” she recalls. “I would help them with their gardening, pick up their groceries, take them to lunch and organize little get-togethers.” When Meyer sold the boutique and was considering her next move, a friend told her about a job opening at Del Obispo Terrace Senior Living. “I never really considered it as a career but realized it would give me an opportunity to do something truly meaningful,” she says. This leap of faith proved to be the best move yet, both for her and the 70-plus residents at Del Obispo Terrace. Meyer is being honored as the April recipient of Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award. Fairhaven, an Orange County mortuary and memorial park with locations in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, created the recognition program in 2012 to pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional care in their profession, community and the world at large. Since taking over as Del Obispo Terrace’s Life Enrichment Director, Meyer has built one of the region’s most unique and extensive social programs, centered on what she calls the “Three E’s:” Engage, Enrich, Empower. She oversees a staggering 190 activities each month, including a Sunshine Club, poetry club, beach exercise program, technology education classes, drama program and even a monthly comedy club, where residents try their hand at stand-up comedy. “You’ll laugh until you cry,” she says. Meyer will be honored at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Awards banquet in the fall at Fairhaven’s Mission Viejo location. The banquet honors a year’s worth of achievements among the local community. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Meyer. For more information and to nominate a deserving candidate, visit Fairhaven’s website: http://www.fairhavenmemorial.com/community/oliver-halsell-care-award or email CareAwards@FairhavenMemorial.com.
April 22, 2013

 
Jody Hudson This week, Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County (AAOC) welcomes five-year Alzheimer’s advocate Jody Hudson, CTFA to its distinguished board of directors. One of Southern California’s premier nonprof... Read More
July 25, 2014
Brenda Teter Brenda K. Teter, director of communications for the California Association of Community Managers (CACM), has been appointed to the board of directors for the Orange County Chapter of the International... Read More
July 25, 2014
Tim Freudenberger Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP is pleased to announce that Founding Partner Tim Freudenberger, well known and respected for his defense of class action lawsuits, was named to Daily Journal’s li... Read More
July 24, 2014
Elliot Light has joined DryMaster, a provider of 24/7 emergency water and fire-damage restoration services, as its first director of sales and marketing. He is developing and implementing of strategic marketing an... Read More
July 24, 2014
Jonathan Holmes MUFG Union Bank, N.A., today announced that Jonathan Holmes has been named managing director and national sales manager for the Business Banking group. Mr. Holmes is responsible for developing strate... Read More
July 24, 2014
David Millett Dr. David Millett is the new director of the Epilepsy Program at Hoag Hospital. An accomplished neurologist who specializes in epileptology, Dr. Millett brings his extensive experience in building the... Read More
July 17, 2014
James Morris James L. Morris, a Partner with Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm, has been selected as one of California’s top labor and employment lawyers for 2014 by the Daily Jour... Read More
July 16, 2014
Taylor Arnett CapRock Partners, a private commercial real estate investment firm based in Orange County, California, today announced that Taylor Arnett has joined the company. Arnett brings more than a decade of ex... Read More
July 16, 2014
Jeff Santoni Concentrating on expanding its hospitality portfolio, Trigild – a San Diego-based real estate firm specializing in property/asset management and fiduciary services – has appointed Laguna Niguel's Sant... Read More
July 09, 2014
Lindy Herman Lindy M. Herman, senior associate at Fish & Tsang LLP, was named to the prestigious Southern California Super Lawyers® 2014 Rising Stars list. Herman specializes in all aspects of domestic and interna... Read More
July 09, 2014
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