Community Builder Award

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The City of Orlando values the contributions of active and involved citizen volunteers who help build a stronger community. To recognize the volunteers who have a significant impact on the well-being of our community, Mayor Buddy Dyer has created the Community Builder Award. Through their actions, these community builders make our City a better place to live, work and raise a family. Mayor Dyer will present the Community Builder Award at his annual Neighborhood and Community Summit, held in the spring of each year.

 2016 Community Builder Award Recipient

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACongratulations to Seniors First, Inc. for receiving Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 2016 Community Builder Award. For nearly 30 years, Seniors First has offered many supportive services that help seniors in need maintain their independence and dignity in Orlando and Central Florida. Unlike some other social service organizations, Seniors First provides or arranges for a full continuum of care based on the needs of each client. Through programs like Homemaker, Care Management, Meals on Wheels, Guardianship, Home Improvement and Personal Care, Seniors First provides a vital support system to those who are unable to access or afford it. Through its Stepping Stone Medical Equipment Bank, Seniors First, refurbishes and redistributes donated medical equipment, which is a critical service to seniors in need. Through training, services and special events, Seniors First, engages volunteers who provide companionship, nutrition and assistance to thousands of seniors and their families. The City commends Seniors First’s Board of Directors, chaired by Gordon Arkin, its President and CEO, Marsha Lorenz, its staff and volunteers for improving the quality of life in Orlando for our most vulnerable senior citizens.

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