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Martha Meyer Martha Meyer’s path to working with seniors was an unexpected one. The San Clemente resident spent 23 years as a restaurant executive before owning a successful women’s fashion boutique in Laguna Beach. In 2000, she and her husband moved to a community with a large elderly population. “I always loved helping the people in the neighborhood,” she recalls. “I would help them with their gardening, pick up their groceries, take them to lunch and organize little get-togethers.” When Meyer sold the boutique and was considering her next move, a friend told her about a job opening at Del Obispo Terrace Senior Living. “I never really considered it as a career but realized it would give me an opportunity to do something truly meaningful,” she says. This leap of faith proved to be the best move yet, both for her and the 70-plus residents at Del Obispo Terrace. Meyer is being honored as the April recipient of Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award. Fairhaven, an Orange County mortuary and memorial park with locations in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, created the recognition program in 2012 to pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional care in their profession, community and the world at large. Since taking over as Del Obispo Terrace’s Life Enrichment Director, Meyer has built one of the region’s most unique and extensive social programs, centered on what she calls the “Three E’s:” Engage, Enrich, Empower. She oversees a staggering 190 activities each month, including a Sunshine Club, poetry club, beach exercise program, technology education classes, drama program and even a monthly comedy club, where residents try their hand at stand-up comedy. “You’ll laugh until you cry,” she says. Meyer will be honored at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Awards banquet in the fall at Fairhaven’s Mission Viejo location. The banquet honors a year’s worth of achievements among the local community. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Meyer. 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.
April 22, 2013

 
Kristin Byrnes Kristin Byrnes, CEO and president of Newport Beach, California-based nonprofit Project Access, has announced that she will be leaving the organization after 11 years when a successor is found. She joi... Read More
March 20, 2015
Vern Underwood EY has honored Vern Underwood of Young’s Market Company, a leading distributor of fine wines, spirits and selected beverages in the western United States, with a special Lifetime Achievement Award as ... Read More
March 16, 2015
Arnetta Robinson “Close your eyes and imagine what your last day would look like.” This is the scenario Arnetta Robinson presents her patients on a daily basis. As community relations liaison at Sea Crest Home Health ... Read More
March 13, 2015
Scott Krueger Scott Krueger is the new Chief Financial Officer for Irvine-based accounting firm White Nelson Diehl Evans. He has 20 years of experience as a financial executive. With over 130 staff members, WNDE ... Read More
March 12, 2015
Patty Mouton At a March 9 State Capitol ceremony, Laguna Niguel resident Patty Mouton was named by Assemblyman Matthew Harper 2015 Woman of the Year for the 74th Assembly District. As vice president of outreach an... Read More
March 11, 2015
Kenneth Gundersen Kenneth Gundersen, CPA, has joined Irvine-based Allen, Haight & Monaghan LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors (AHM) as a partner. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gundersen had twent... Read More
March 10, 2015
Edward Wu MVE + Partners, a leading architecture, planning and design firm, announces the promotion of Edward Wu to Senior Associate Partner. In his new role, Wu will oversee complex projects throughout design ... Read More
March 09, 2015
Yazdan Emrani Yazdan Emrani, P.E., is named Civil Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch. Yaz is Sr. Vice President of Hall & Foreman, a division of David Evans and Ass... Read More
March 03, 2015