United HomeCare® honored Champions of Aging at the 24th Annual Dinner & Claude Pepper Awards held on May 17, 2018 at Jungle Island in Miami. Honoring the legacy of the late Senator Claude Pepper for his advocacy on behalf of the elderly and disabled, United HomeCare® bestowed the 2018 Claude Pepper Awards to an outstanding group of individuals and companies that have shown extraordinary leadership, and exemplify the spirit and ideals of the award’s namesake. United HomeCare® is a 44 year old, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization, dedicated to caring for frail elderly and disabled individuals in the comfort of their homes and community-based settings including The Residences of United HomeCare, an assisted living facility. A special thank you to all sponsors and donors including, Social Living Sponsors – Florida International University, José Milton Foundation, and TD Bank. For more information, please visit www. unitedhomecare.com.
(R-L) Presenting the Awards, Mr. Carlos Martinez, President & CEO of United HomeCare; Claude Pepper Honoree Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, President, Florida International University for Education / Advocacy; Elizabeth Dudek, Director of Health Care Affairs, Greenberg Traurig P.A., for Lifetime Achievement; Juan and Maria Del Busto, Del Busto Family Foundation, Thelma Gibson Community Service Award; Honorable Keon Hardemon, City of Miami Commissioner – District 5, Community Builder; José Milton Foundation, Ana and Cecil Milton, Philanthropic Service; Honorable Esteban Bovo, Jr., Miami Dade County Commissioner – District 13, Public Service; Penny S. Shaffer, Ph.D., Market President, South Florida – Florida Blue for Corporate Service Healthcare and Bacardi U.S.A., Corporate Service Award accepting Maggie Gonzalez; UHC Board Chairperson, Barbara Gray and UHC Board Member, Jose K. Fuentes.
L-R: Carlos L. Martinez, President & CEO, United HomeCare; Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, President & CEO, Florida International University and Barbara Gray, United HomeCare, Board Chairperson
Cecil and Ana Veiga Milton José Milton Foundation
Maria Del Busto & Juan Del Busto The Del Busto Family Foundation