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Mary Katsarelas receives KUDOS from AAA 1-B

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:24
Mary Katsarelas, local ombudsman for AAA Region 1-B received a KUDOS award from AAA 1-B for her outstanding contributions to the Fox2 News coverage on the No Wrong Door grant.


"Without Mary's connections and hard work, we would not have been able to get media coverage of our distribution of robotic pets and other devices to nursing homes. Mary coordinated with the West Bloomfield Health and Rehab Center to allow us to come into the home and set up for the Fox2 News segment. She also participated as an interviewee and did quite well. It was an excellent piece, thanks to her efforts!"


Elaine Hearns and Louise Verbeke, Local Ombudsman in Region 1-B also coordinated the distribution to nursing homes they serve.


Congratulations to Mary for her KUDOS award.  Many thanks to Mary, Elaine and Louise for supporting residents through this program!  

Jamie Hochman Herz

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Mon, 02/03/2020 - 16:25

Jamie Hochman Herz is the Legal Counsel for the Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, in which she provides advice, referral, and legal assistance to the State Long Term Care Ombudsman program.  She is both an attorney and social worker who has dedicated her entire career to helping vulnerable individuals.  Most recently, she was the Program Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, in which she helped significantly grow program delivery around the state   

33 years of Service

Submitted by Shelby Coolbaugh on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:55

Congratulations Sally Bruce on your 33 years of outstanding dedication and commitment advocating for the elders of the Upper Peninsula.  We are so happy and proud of you for all you’ve accomplished.  Through the years, your talents and efforts have helped our success.  We sincerely appreciate your hard work and efforts year over year.  THANK YOU for your many wonderful years of service!