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Awards & Recognitions


2015

The National Center on Caregiving at Family Caregiver Alliance and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation selected CANHR as the winner of the 2015 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award in the Public Policy category for our Campaign to Eliminate the Inappropriate Use of Psychotropic Drugs and Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes project. CANHR is particularly honored to receive recognition for our efforts in this area. The award will be presented at a reception at the American Society of Aging Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 22, 2016.

2015 CANHR received the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (Consumer Voice) 2015 Public Service Award for an organization whose work has profoundly expanded coverage and public understanding of long-term care issues. November 6, 2015
2014 Prescott Cole: Legal Assistance for Seniors - Outstanding Service Award in recognition of his leadership in keeping elders safe
May 20, 2014
2014 Prescott Cole, CANHR’s Senior Staff Attorney, was presented with the prestigious Sentinel Award. The lifetime achievement award, presented by former Attorney General and current California State Treasurer, Bill Lockyer, was awarded to Mr. Cole for his advocacy to protect elders from financial abuse and exploitation and the prosecution of those who abuse them.
March 27, 2014
2010 Prescott Cole, CANHR’s Senior Staff Attorney, was selected by California Lawyer Magazine as a 2010 Clay Award winner and Attorney of the Year under the Elder Law category.
March 4, 2010.
2008 Prescott Cole, CANHR’s Senior Staff Attorney, was presented with the prestigious Sentinel Award. The lifetime achievement award, presented by former Attorney General and current California State Treasurer, Bill Lockyer, was awarded to Mr. Cole for his advocacy to protect elders from financial abuse and exploitation and the prosecution of those who abuse them.
March 27, 2008 – Click here for related article
2006 CANHR was awarded the 2006 Community Service Learning Community Partner Recognition Award by San Francisco State University, Office of Community Service Learning. The award is given to one community partner per year that demonstrates excellence in the supervision, mentoring, and placement of SFSU students in meaningful service opportunities.
April 19, 2006
2005 Distinguished Service Award for Elder Abuse Prevention by a Community-Based Organization
Presented to Pat McGinnis and CANHR by Attorney General Bill Lockyer
June 7, 2005 – Click here for related article
2005 HICAP Ambassador Award
Presented to Michael Connors for Outstanding Service on Behalf of CANHR
June 16th, 2005
2003 Resolution Congratulating CANHR on its 20th Anniversary
Presented to CANHR by the California State Assembly
October 19, 2003
2003 Proclamation Honoring 20 Years of Achievement
Presented to CANHR by the California State Controller
October, 2003
2001 Certificate of Recognition In Honor Of: The San Francisco Senior Center Advocate Award
Presented to CANHR April 5, 2001
2001 Advocate of the Year, San Francisco Senior Centers
Presented to Pat McGinnis and CANHR by San Francisco Senior Centers
2001 Armand Marquiset National Award
Presented to CANHR by Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
2000 Resolution Commending CANHR
Presented to CANHR by the California State Assembly, April 8, 2000
1999 National Senior Citizens Law Center Kathleen Lammers Advocacy Award
Presented to Pat McGinnis and CANHR by the National Senior Citizens Law Center
April, 1999
1998 Advocacy Memorial Award
Presented to CANHR by the National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform
November, 1998
1997 Working Women Count! Honor Roll
Presented to CANHR's Pension Rights Counseling Advocacy Program by the U.S. Department of Labor
1994 Certificate of Recognition
Presented to CANHR by the California State Senate
April 24, 1994
1994 Proclamation: "April 24th, 1994, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform Day"
Presented to CANHR by the City and County of San Francisco
April 24, 1994
1992 Resolution Commending CANHR on a Decade of Service
Presented to CANHR by the City Council of Los Angeles
November 15, 1992
1992 Certificate of Appreciation
Presented to CANHR by the Livermore V.A. Medical Center
March 26, 1992
1991 Salutation for Outstanding Service and Contribution
Presented to CANHR by the San Francisco Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Referral Service
December 12, 1991
1991 Gerbode Fellowship, U.C. Berkeley School of Social Welfare
Presented to Pat McGinnis and CANHR by the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
1990 America's Award
Presented to Pat McGinnis for her work on nursing home reform by the America's Award Foundation, established in 1990 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
1988 California Works! Award
Presented to Bay Area Advocates for Nursing Home Reform by Lt. Gov. Leo McCarthy
1987 Platinum Paw Award
Presented to Bay Area Advocates for Nursing Home Reform by the Gray Panthers of Santa Clara County
1987 Women In Media Award
Presented to Pat McGinnis for her work with CANHR on nursing home advocacy by Golden Gate University Law School

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