Cheryl Wilson Memorial Fund
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Cheryl Wilson Fund
Cheryl Wilson was an advocate for older adults who devoted many years to helping the poor and elderly of Broward County.
Mrs. Wilson had completed a term as president of the Broward Coalition on Aging when she died of cancer at the age of 58 in 2006. At the time she was working as Director of Broward’s Elder Helpline, and in 2005 was named the region’s Most Outstanding Project Director.
She arrived in Broward with her husband in 1980 and worked for a time in marketing. In 1990, she found her true calling, associates say, when she went to work as the human resources manager for the Broward Meals on Wheels program. In 1994 she became the head of the Area Agency on Aging’s information and referral service.
“Her whole life revolved around the network. She was highly respected and had great ideas,” said Edith Lederberg, executive director of the Aging and Disability Resource Center, which runs the Elder Helpline. “She wanted to make a difference and she did. Cheryl always came to work with a smile on her face, even in the last few years when she was really suffering.”
In honor of her dedication to Broward’s seniors, the Broward Coalition on Aging established the Cheryl Wilson Memorial Fund to provide small grants to persons 55+ years who demonstrate need and the ability to remain solvent after grant.
BCOA Scholarship Fund
Two (2) Scholarships of $1,000 each*
*Awards will be issued to the school for use towards tuition and/or books only
One Year Membership to Broward Coalition on Aging
Eligibility Categories: Para-Professional, Undergraduate or Graduate
All Applicants must work and/or reside and/or study in Broward County.
All Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited program at a college or university or a Florida training facility with a concentration in areas such as nursing, certified nursing assistant (CNA), social services, geriatrics, case management or a program designed to benefit the elderly.
Applicants must have accrued at least nine (9) credits in either their respective graduate or undergraduate studies toward the degree at the time the application is submitted.
Wings of Angels Award
Do you have a C.N.A./H.H.A. who performs above and beyond the line of duty?
BCOA presents an award of $200 to one selected C.N.A. and one H.H.A. in recognition of their hard work and professional dedication. In addition to the award, the recipients will also receive a one-year membership to BCOA.
Administrators and D.O.N.s who work in Senior Care (Facilities, Hospices, Home Care et al) are asked to submit a letter on behalf of their special employee(s).
To nominate your fellow employee, you must be a member of BCOA, and your employee must work in Broward County.
What a great way to acknowledge the best in your hardworking employees.
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