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Linda Armas After her parents grew ill, Anaheim resident Linda Armas was faced with the challenging task of finding them a safe and comfortable environment. A mother of five, Armas is part of what is known as “the sandwich generation” – individuals who care for their aging parents while still supporting young children at home. This experience inspired her to start her own business, Clear Choice Senior Services, where she helps families place their elderly loved ones in a safe environment. Armas is the June recipient of Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award. Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, with locations in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, created the recognition program in 2012 to pay monthly tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional care in their profession and community, improving the lives and spirits of those they help. As president of Clear Choice Senior Services in Fullerton, Armas provides personalized placement services for seniors who can no longer stay at home. She offers to meet each family in person, including the elderly loved one, to learn as much as possible about their care needs, budget, personality, likes/dislikes and location preferences. Armas creates a personalized plan based on the information she collects. She then negotiates pricing, assists with state-required forms and recommends any other possible resources that might benefit them. In addition to running her own company, Armas is chair of OC Senior Roundtable, a networking and education group of about 40 people from various companies that work with seniors. Armas also is involved with National Parkinson Foundation Orange County, California and hosts regular meetings at her office. Armas will be honored at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Awards banquet in November at Fairhaven’s Mission Viejo location. The banquet honors a year’s worth of achievements within the local community. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation in her honor to her selected charity, National Parkinson Foundation Orange County, California. For more information and to nominate a deserving candidate, visit Fairhaven’s website: http://www.fairhavenmemorial.com/community/oliver-halsell-care-award or email CareAwards@FairhavenMemorial.com.
June 18, 2014

 
Kimberly Bernatz Senior Vice President and Director of Wealth Management at First American Trust, Kimberly Bernatz is one of four new members of the board of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. ... Read More
December 18, 2014
Kunal Hinduja Founder and CEO of wireless leader ARQ, Kunal Hinduja has been selected as member of the newly formed Corporate Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Hinduja is one of the first three me... Read More
December 17, 2014
Shawn Dewane was re-elected to the Board of Directors for Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) and for the Orange County Water District (OCWD). Having represented Mesa Water's Division 5 serving East Costa Mesa, Dew... Read More
December 12, 2014
Ethan Temianka a 2014 "40 Under 40" honoree, will serve as Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) Board Vice President through 2016. Elected to Mesa Water's Board in 2012, Temianka represents the District's Division 3, ... Read More
December 12, 2014
Stephanie Bernardy Stephanie Bernardy of Corona del Mar recently has joined the volunteer Board of Directors of nonprofit KidWorks of Santa Ana. Bernardy is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Previews Internationa... Read More
December 10, 2014
Robert Adel Prominent business litigation attorney Robert E. Adel has joined Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine. Adel most recently was a shareholder... Read More
December 02, 2014
APRIL McMILLIAN, MSES, CPSWQ, QSD/P Fuscoe Engineering has promoted April McMillian to Stormwater Project Manager in its Irvine office. April's duties include water quality technical reports, CEQA/EIR work, Best Management Practices (B... Read More
December 02, 2014
Dennis Pettigrew Dennis Pettigrew has been named Executive Creative Director at INK, a full-service advertising and marketing agency, www.inkagency.com. Pettigrew will oversee brand identity, campaign creative, web d... Read More
November 28, 2014
Kevin Schiller Accomplished hotel sales and marketing professional Kevin Schiller has been named Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Los Angeles at Starwood Hotels. His duties include directing sales and marketin... Read More
November 25, 2014
Tracy Manning was promoted to Assistant Operations Manager at Mesa Water District where she has worked since 1994. Tracy now oversees all District operations -- including water production, quality, and distributio... Read More
November 25, 2014