• Clark County Senior Heroes Awards

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


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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 $1,500 scholarship for earning your RN, LPN, LVN, CNA, NAC license to work with 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.

  • 2021 Kick-Off Facebook Live

    Learn how to submit a winning nomination or scholarship application.

  • 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:


    2020 | Dick Halvorson
    CDM-Halvorson Legacy Society, CDM Caregiving Services Board of Directors, Clark County Senior Hero Awards, National Institute of Senior Centers, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Vancouver Parks and Recreation, Clark County Men’s Shed​, Citizens Advisory Committee for the Building Communities Fund


    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?

    Preview of Questions:


    Why is the person or organization you are nominating a great example or role model of a senior hero?


    Tell us some specific ways that the person or organization that you are nominating has made an impact on the quality of life of seniors and their families.


    How does this person or organization collaborate with other to make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community?

  • Dee Memering

    2019 Pat Jollata Leadership Award

    JJ Flentka

    2018 Senior Focused Organization

    Linda Melton

    2019 Healthcare Professional Award

    Meagan Hope

    2019 Community Hero Award

  • Win

    We are giving away one $1,500 scholarship to an individual pursing a
    nursing license or certified nurse assistant license with the goal of serving seniors.
    Apply by June 1st, 2021 at midnight.



    Open to individuals who live in Clark County, Washington.

    Email info@seniorawards.org with any questions.

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    Debi Friesz
    (360) 947-1910

    Julie Williams
    (360) 253-6028