Creating a better life for seniors

Eighth Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Dinner and Auction

The eight annual Celebrating Senior Champions dinner and silent auction was held on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. More than 500 individuals and businesses came together to create a better life for seniors. Proceeds from the celebration benefit UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Fund​.

The annual event recognizes individuals and groups who contribute significant time and energy to serving seniors throughout Western Pennsylvania and beyond.

2016 Senior Champions2016 Champions

Three outstanding Champions were celebrated for going above and beyond to support senior causes throughout Western Pennsylvania.

From left to right
Community Champion: Dr. James S. Withers,
on behalf of Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net
Founder and Medical Director

Caregiver Champion: Dr. Elaine H. Berkowitz
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret), United States Army Reserves
Doctor of Dental Medicine

Grand Champion: Dr. Neil M. Resnick
Thomas Detre Professor
Chief, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
University of Pittsburgh

​Event Information​

The Celebrating Senior Champions dinner and auction supports the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program in its efforts to provide financial assistance and other support services to eligible seniors living in one of UPMC’s 20 retirement communities.

View images of the 2016 event or view a listing of previous senior champion honorees.


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