‘A pat on the back’ for caregivers


‘A pat on the back’ for caregivers

Most caregivers don’t receive the credit they deserve for their compassionate and caring work for seniors. While most don’t enter the healthcare field for the recognition, they do make a huge difference in the lives they touch.
For the 2016 All-Star Caregivers Recognition Dinner at The Weatherly Inn in Tacoma, the Heath Care Providers Council of Pierce County (HCPC) received 108 nominations of outstanding caregivers. Seven were chosen as recipients for this year’s award — award – Corinne Hinrichs, Estrella Cabiao, Cindy Harper, Katherine Austin, Laura Garcia, Leanne Martin and Renae Alderman.

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Experts tackle myths about Alzheimer’s

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Senior Eats

Lots to like at the Pine Cone

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Senior Adventures

There are ways to make travel smoother

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Five senior communities in one day

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