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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

 
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
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