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Annual Home Care Aide Celebration


The 2019 Home Care Aide Council Annual Celebration was held on Thursday, November 14 at The Lantana in Randolph!


Another year of honoring our home care industry workers!  


 This year we welcomed motivational speaker James Francis presenting, Taking Care of YOU.


The Council’s Award Ceremony, recognized home care aides who have worked for their agencies for 10 years or more, providing special recognition to aides who have worked for their agencies for 25 years or more. We also offered a special recognition to Medical Resources with the largest attendance at our Celebration this year. 


Following our service awards presentation, this year’s award presenters introduce the following awards and it's award winners:

  • Effie Chalmers Waddell Home Care Aide award presented by Devon Garon, Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

        Awardee: Manori Wijetunga, Best of Care, Inc.  

  • Hilda LaRocca Home Health Aide award presented by Michael Festa, AARP Massachusetts.
    Awardee: Manori Wijetunga, Best of Care, Inc.
  • Selma Cohen “Rookie of the Year” Home Care Aide award presented by  Karen Shack, Commonwealth Corporation.
    Awardee: Tarina Rodriguez, Anodyne Homemaker Services

  • Carlene McKenney Scheduler/Coordinator award presented by Alison Simmons, CCHERS/HEART Home Health Aide Training Program
    Awardee: Erica DaSilva, Bayada Home Health Care

  • Cathe Madden ASAP Case Manager award presented by Lisa Marschke, UMass Medical School.
    Awardee: Ken Alpert, Springwell

  • *New* James Carroll Home Care Ally award presented by Julie Watt Faqir, Home Care Aide Council. 
    Awardee: Ms. Beulah Providence, Caribbean Foundation

Congratulations to all our nominees and award winners! 


The Council thanks the many organizations that will sponsor this year’s Celebration:


             Silver Level                                                                  Gold Level

Central Boston Elder Services                                               Caribbean Foundation

          Mass Home Care                                                    Old Colony Elder Services

    Home Care Alliance of MA                                         Brockton Home Health Agency
                                                                                        Aftercare Services, Inc.
                                                                             Seraphic Springs Health Care Agency

                                                                                   Home Health Resources, Inc.            


         Platinum Level                                                   Door Prize Drawings Donors

     Bayada Home Health Care                                         Anodyne Homemaker Services

  Anodyne Homemaker Services                                               Bethany at Home

   Multicultural Home Care, Inc.                                           Home Care Aide Council

          Best of Care, Inc.                                                           

      Associated Home Care

   Friendly Care Services, Inc.

Lunch Sponsor



2018 Celebration Photos

2017 Celebration Photos

2016 Celebration Photos



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