• Clark County Senior Heroes Awards

    Join us in honoring the people in our community who serve seniors.


    Each hero has a story. Don't miss a single one!

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  • How to Get Involved

    5 Easy Ways

    Honor a Hero You Know

    You know people who serve seniors with compassion and excellence. Honor them by submitting a nomination.

    Get Money to Make an Impact

    Win a $3,000 grant for an innovative project that makes a difference for seniors.

    Invest in Your Community

    A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available - each with unique benefits. Invest in the future of Clark County with a sponsorship.

    Spread the Word

    Too many people don't get celebrated for caring for seniors. It's time to change that. You can help by sharing Senior Heroes Awards with your friends.

    Attend the Luncheon

    While anyone can nominate, we have a limited number of seats at the celebration luncheon on Thursday, May 21st from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us!

  • Nominate

    Honor a Hero You Know

    What are the awards?


    Pat Jollota Leadership Award

    A Lifetime Achievement Award

    A person who has provided significant leadership and service to aging services & programs in Clark County; this can include an individual who has dedicated his/her time, talent and treasures over a course of their career in the field of gerontology and aging services.


    This award is named in honor of a dedicated public and community servant. Read more about her service here.


    Past recipients include:


    2019 | Dee Memering

    Glenwood Place Senior Living, Friends of Hospice, Leadership Clark County, CDM Caregiving Services, Senior Heroes Awards, Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association


    2018 | Lynn Crawford, RN

    PeaceHealth SW, End of Life Coalition, HOPE Dementia Support


    2017 | Patricia Gray, RN BC-Geriatrics
    Angelbrook Senior Living, At Your Place Senior Care, Clark County Commission on Aging


    Senior-Focused Organizations

    Two Awards Annually

    One award for a not-for-profit organization and one award to a for-profit business. Both serve in Clark County and provide exceptional leadership in the areas of service collaboration; financial support; innovative services; community service to seniors; etc. for the benefit of the senior population in Clark County. These can be a local, state, regional, or national company that advocates for the well-being of seniors and promotes aging with dignity.

    Community Hero Award

    One Award

    Any individual in Clark County that is in service to a senior(s) and has an unparalleled dedication to the health and wellbeing of that individual. For example, a family caregiver, a fitness expert, or a person that has a passion for service to seniors.

    Senior Champion Award

    One Award

    Any individual that advocates for the rights and well-being of seniors in the community. We’re looking for a person that goes to bat for their client or neighbor and goes above and beyond what is expected. This category can include legal, financial, and fiduciary professionals as wells as guardians, case managers, and everyday citizens.

    Senior Heroes
    Caregivers of the Year

    Two Awards

    Any professional caregivers in Clark County who have provided exemplary caregiver services to seniors. The person should demonstrate a caregiving career that values service to others and provides an exceptional level of care to seniors. They might be a CNA, HCA, or individual provider.

    • Home Care
    • Hospice
    • Nursing and Rehab Facilities
    • Senior Living Communities 
    • Hospitals

    Healthcare Professional Award

    One Award

    Any person in the medical profession that goes above and beyond for the seniors in their care. Medical Doctor (MD, all specialties), Clinical Audiologist (Au.D.) Nurse Practitioner (N.P.), Psychologist (PsyD), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse(LPN/LVN), Occupational therapist (O.T), Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Dietitian (RD), Physical Therapist (PT), Professional Clinical nurse specialist (CNS), Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Clinical social worker (CSW), Physician Assistant (PA).

    How Do I Nominate a Hero?

    Easy Nomination

    Nominations Open January of 2020

    How Awards Are Selected

    Nominations for 2020 open January 2020.


    Fill out the form below with stories and reasons why you believe this hero deserves to be honored. The deadline for nominations is April 20th, 2020.

    The Awards Committee includes seniors from around our community. They will select individuals and organizations who serve seniors who live in Clark County. They will notify nominees beginning April 22nd, 2020.

    Nominate a Hero!

    2020 Nominations Open January 2020

  • Win

    You want to help seniors and their families? Need money to take the next step?
    Apply by May 1st, 2020 at midnight.

  • Share

    Spread the Word

  • Attend

    Attend the Luncheon

    Awards at the Luepke Center

    You are Invited

    Join Clark County neighbors and community leaders in honoring 8 heroes during our annual luncheon from

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    on Thursday, May 21st, 2020.


    We will honor these heroes with awards that will be permanently placed at the Luepke Center near downtown Vancouver.

    HOPE Dementia Support

    2020 Luncheon Beneficiary

    Who do the luncheon funds benefit?

    The primary purpose of the luncheon is to honor the heroes of 2020. However, every year, extra funds are raised through donations at the luncheon for a select non-profit. This year, these designated funds will be gifted to Meals on Wheels People.

    The 2020 luncheon is hosted at Warehouse 23, 100 Columbia St #102, Vancouver, WA 98660.

    Tickets available in 2020. Limited seating available.

  • Sponsor

    Invest in Your Community


    Download Sponsor Menu for Full Details

  • Connect With Us

    We can't wait to hear from you!

    Debi Friesz
    (360) 947-1910

    Dee Memering
    (360) 901-3703

  • RSVP

    Purchase your tickets or a sponsorship level.

    Ticket sales open January 2020.

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