Emeritus Senior Living (NYSE: ESC) recently announced a partnership with online resource center Parentgiving.com to launch the First Annual Parentgivers of the Year Awards. The contest invites families from across the country to nominate a selfless individual who cares for an aging adult, while also caring for their own family. Emeritus Senior Living and Parentgiving.com will be accepting nominations via the Parentgiving website through January 31, 2010.
"We are proud to be sponsoring the Parentgivers of the Year Awards and giving back to those that give so generously to seniors,” commented Granger Cobb, president and Co-CEO of Emeritus Corporation. “We know how challenging it can be to care for an aging loved one, and we are glad to have the opportunity to provide support and resources for caregivers, as well as short-term stays at our communities for seniors when their caregivers need a vacation.”
How to Nominate: Nominations can be made at http://www.parentgiving.com/elder-care/cga-contest Simply enter the name of the most selfless and dedicated caregiver you know—yes, you can nominate yourself—and tell us about your caregiving experience. Nominations can be made by the care recipient, friends, family, colleagues and senior care professionals, among others. To be eligible to win, nominated caregivers must be currently caregiving for one or more elderly individuals. All entries will receive a 10% discount on their next purchase at the Parentgiving.com store.
The Parentgivers of the Year Grand Prize Winner will win $3,500 in prizes as follows: up to $2,000 toward a spa getaway, up to $1,000 in respite services, including a 3-day short-term respite stay for their senior loved one at one of 316 Emeritus Senior Living communities nationwide and a $500 gift certificate for the Parentgiving Store. In addition, five Finalists will each receive a $200 gift certificate for the Parentgiving Store and a 2-day short-term respite stay for their senior loved one at one of 316 Emeritus Senior Living communities nationwide. All Parentgivers of the Year will be selected by a panel of judges that includes Davis, Parentgiving.com co-founder Bob Silver and elder care and health experts. The selection of the Parentgivers of the Year will be based on the psychological, social, financial and medical issues faced, challenges that have been overcome to provide care, sacrifices made and the impact the care has had on the individual. Winners will be announced in March 2010 during Women’s History Month.