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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

 
David Benavides David Benavides has been named Executive Director of KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit that now serves over 800 children, teens and parents through weekly programs and over 4,000 community members... Read More
February 25, 2015
James Le Communications expert James Le has been promoted to Marketing Director at Newport Beach, California-based nonprofit Project Access, which strives to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, ed... Read More
February 25, 2015
Steven Casselberry Steven Casselberry of Michelman & Robinson will moderate a Banking Leaders CEO Panel for the RMA OC (www.rmaoc.org) on Thursday, March 19, 11:30 am at the Pacific Club, Newport Beach. Register online ... Read More
February 19, 2015
William Tran Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine, is pleased to announce that William Q. Tran has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Tran’s practice focuses... Read More
February 18, 2015
Phillip Ohler An experienced telecommunications executive based in Las Vegas, Phillip Ohler has assumed the role of director of business development for ARQ, an award-winning company that designs, installs and main... Read More
February 12, 2015
Andrew Mar Fish & Tsang LLP announces the addition of Andrew Mar as an associate attorney to the firm’s expanding IP practice. Mar has nearly a decade of IP legal experience and specializes in prosecuting patent... Read More
February 10, 2015
Erika Griggs Tustin-based Coreland Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Erika Griggs to Controller. With extensive property management and financial analysis experience, Griggs will oversee all property... Read More
February 06, 2015