LAS VEGAS – The Foundation Assisting Seniors in association with The Independent Senior Foundation hosted an Inaugural Gala on March 16 at M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson.
“We were thrilled with the turnout and resounding support from the community,” said Carol Chapman, president of The Foundation Assisting Seniors. “We work hard to support the needs of the Las Vegas valley seniors, and our efforts depend on fundraising. We look forward to assisting more seniors this year than ever before.”
The event included live and silent auctions, dinner and entertainment by Mark OToole and culminated with award presentations. The centenarian honorees were Joseph Thomas, Josephine Chirillo, Eleanor Beckert, Ruth Rodriques, and J. Oleta Leonard. The Centenarian of 2019 award was presented to Corine Tisdale in honor of her lifelong contribution to family, community and country.
The Foundation Assisting Seniors was founded with the mission of improving the quality of life for the senior community by assisting them in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, coping with the loss of a loved one and other senior challenges, as well as to provide assistance with everyday tasks such as household maintenance and transportation. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has responded to more than 200,000 requests for assistance services.
About The Foundation Assisting Seniors:
Established in 2002 by Favil West and Chuck Davis, the Foundation Assisting Seniors (FAS) began with a mission to assist the senior community in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, coping with loss of a loved one, and other senior challenges, as well as to provide assistance with everyday tasks such as household maintenance. Each year, the foundation provides durable medical equipment and funding to our partners in the Solera and Aliante communities and the Nevada US Chinese Cultural Association. The equipment is also available to all seniors (50+) living in the Las Vegas valley. Since 2002, FAS has responded to over 200,000 requests for assistance services, and the HOWRU© program has saved seven lives. FAS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation.