Category Archives: Events

Senior Community Centers serving seniors in San Diego and preventing homelessness

ServingSeniors“Senior Community Centers has changed its logo, but not its commitment to serving seniors in San Diego and preventing homelessness,” states Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful fundraiser and event ‘Experience of a Lifetime,’ which was hosted by Senior Community Center’s President and CEO Paul Downey, and held last evening at the beautiful Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier.”

Invited guests were dazzled by the displays of photographic artistry by award winning photographer Derek Slevin whose work brilliantly captured the many faces of homeless persons in spectacular, realistic detail.

For further information about Senor Community Centers and how you might get involved in support of their efforts, visit servingseniors.org.

Honorary CEO’s Against MS breakfast

IMG_3376“Attending the Honorary CEO’s Against MS breakfast at the beautiful University Club was inspirational,” says Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare.

“All of us at At Your Home Familycare wish to commend Rich Israel, CEO, Pacific South Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and his dedicated team of staff and volunteers, for being a shining light leading us in the race to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.”

For further information about chapter programs and services, call 1-800-FIGHT-MS.

Happy New Year!

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Senator Joel Anderson’s Holiday Party

Photo taken at Senator Joel Anderson’s lovely December Holiday Party event!

Left: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO, At Your Home Familycare; Right: California State Senator Joel Anderson

Left: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO, At Your Home Familycare; Right: California State Senator Joel Anderson

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare, Attends San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Awards Event

Laurie Edwards-Tate is honored as a finalist at the Most Admired CEO Awards Event, Thursday, December 5, 2013, located at the beautiful Paradise Point Island Resort.

Nominated by California State Senator Mark Wyland, Edwards-Tate was among an elite group of San Diego businesspersons to receive recognition and an award for her nomination.

Accordng to Edwards-Tate:  “It was exciting attending this event, and humbling to be among an exclusive group of exceptional San Diegans.  Though not an award recipient in the Privately-Held category, being the recipient of Senator Mark Wyland’s nomination was a true honor.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the most deserving, venerable Ken Blanchard of The Blanchard Companies.

“Meeting Dr. Blanchard face-to-face with the opportunity to speak with him was the highlight of the evening for me,” said Edwards-Tate. “Studying his leadership and management principles while in graduate school many years ago helped shape my leadership style today. He was on my bucket list of individuals I most wished to meet and was finally able to do so.”

Thanks to the San Diego Business Journal for continuing to be one of San Diego’s strongest voices on behalf of the business community, and for showcasing all the dynamic businesses and business leaders who enrich San Diego’s economy today, providing role models for the business leaders of tomorrow.

For further information about upcoming events, contact the San Diego Business Journal at www.sandiegobusinessjournal.com.

 

Laurie Edwards-Tate Preparing for the Event

Laurie Edwards-Tate preparing for the event.

Laurie Edwards-Tate saying her Good-byes to O'connor (her Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and brave little cancer survivor)

Laurie Edwards-Tate saying her good-byes to O’connor (her Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and brave little cancer survivor).

 

Laurie Edwards-Tate at the VIP Finalist Reception prior to the awards ceremony

Laurie Edwards-Tate at the VIP Finalist Reception prior to the awards ceremony.

 

Laurie Edwards-Tate showcasing the CEO poster of nominees, and exclaiming:  "Finally, I have found myself!"

Laurie Edwards-Tate showcasing the CEO poster of nominees, and exclaiming: “Finally, I have found myself!”

 

Laurie Edwards-Tate enjoying the event with her husband Bill Tate.

Laurie Edwards-Tate enjoying the event with her husband Bill Tate.

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO attends Senator Mark Wyland’s Holiday Open House

Located at Senator Wyland’s lovely Carlsbad District office, his outdoor event was refreshing, engaging and fun.

According to Edwards-Tate: “It was a pleasure speaking with Senator Wyland during his Holiday Open House. His years of devoted service to California are most appreciated.”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Senator Mark Wyland and his entire, dedicated staff!

Left: Senator Mark Wyland; Right: Laurie Edwards-Tate

Left: Senator Mark Wyland; Right: Laurie Edwards-Tate

Left: Senator Mark Wyland; Right: Deputy District Director Donna Cleary

Left: Senator Mark Wyland; Center: Deputy District Director Donna Cleary

Left: Laurie Edwards- Tate; Right: Dave Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisor, District  3

Left: Laurie Edwards- Tate; Right: Dave Roberts, San Diego County Board of Supervisor, District 3

 

 

San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare is Among San Diego’s Business Elite at the San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

The beautiful Town and Country Resort and Convention Center was this year’s venue for the San Diego Business Journals 20th Anniversary Women Who Mean Business Awards.

With luncheon dining tables adorned with colorful orchids, black table linens and napkins were an exquisite touch.

With hundreds in attendance, Edwards-Tate was among the Finalists.

“It was an honor being one of the Finalist,” says Edwards-Tate.  “I wish to express my appreciation to the San Diego Business Journal for their recognition of the extraordinary accomplishments by women in our community.”

The event was emceed by Pat Brown and Susan Taylor. Union Bank was the Title Sponsor.

Photo Front:  Laurie Edwards-Tate, President AYHF enjoying the event with some of her staff; Far Left: Christina Meade, Administrative Services; to her Right (direct left of Laurie): Andrea Snoen, Client Care Manager; Back Left: Kristin Levinter, Money Manager; Back Right: Terre Davis, Client Care Services.

Photo Front: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President AYHF enjoying the event with some of her staff; Far Left: Christina Meade, Administrative Services; to her Right (direct left of Laurie): Andrea Snoen, Client Care Manager; Back Left: Kristin Levinter, Money Manager; Back Right: Terre Davis, Client Care Services.

Left: Philomena Rafo, District Director, Senator Mark Wyland; center: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President AYHF; right: Donna Cleary, Deputy Chief of Staff, Senator Mark Wyland.

Left: Philomena Rafo, District Director, Senator Mark Wyland; center: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President AYHF; right: Donna Cleary, Deputy Chief of Staff, Senator Mark Wyland.

 

Left: Maggie Sleeper, District Director, Senator Joel Anderson; Right: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President AYHF.

Left: Maggie Sleeper, District Director, Senator Joel Anderson; Right: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President AYHF.

 

 

Left: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President AYHF; Right: Lorie Van Tilburg, Executive Director of Southern Caregiver Resource Center.

Left: Laurie Edwards-Tate, President AYHF; Right: Lorie Van Tilburg, Executive Director of Southern Caregiver Resource Center.

Photos Courtesy of Laurie Edwards-Tate.

 

 

Laurie Edwards-Tate Joins Southern Caregiver Resource Center’s Kick-off Event for Operation Family Caregiver

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On Wednesday evening, November 6, 2013, Southern Caregiver Resource Center hosted their special event, Operation Family Caregiver: Supporting our Military Families, at the beautiful Veteran’s Museum and Memorial Center in San Diego’s historic Balboa Park.

According to Edwards-Tate, “It was inspirational being present with members of our community who are truly concerned about Veterans and their families. The Veteran’s Museum and Memorial Center was a perfect venue to showcase this event, and it was filled with historic photos and memorabilia from prior wars.”

Recognizing the supports and services which are necessary in stabilizing families of disabled Veterans, SCRC was one of only five national sites to received funding from the prestigious Rosalyn Carter Institute for program development.

Special featured guests for this event included Congresswoman Susan A Davis, California’s 53rd District; and, Jennifer Town, Director of Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5) Program, Naval Medical Center.

“Hearing the poignant story shared by a local disabled Veteran and his wife, bravely struggling to heal and regain their entire lives, highlighted the need for our community to continue developing programs which support them, and SCRC’s critical role in accomplishing this goal,” said Edwards-Tate.

For further information about Operation Family Caregiver and how you might help, contact Southern Caregiver Resource Center at (858)268-4432, or view them at www.southerncaregiverresoucecenter.org.

Lorie Van Tilburg , executive Director and Founder, SCRC

Lorie Van Tilburg , executive Director and Founder, SCRC

Congresswoman Susan A . Davis

Congresswoman Susan A . Davis

2013 Kids Care Fest in La Mesa, free health care screenings and fun activities!

The Grossmont Healthcare District and the City of La Mesa will jointly present the 2013 Kids Care Fest, a free community health care fair for children, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Briercrest Park in La Mesa.

The public is invited to this family-oriented, community health fair event featuring free health care screenings for children, including hearing, vision and dental screenings. Over 1,000 children are anticipated to attend with their families.

More than 1,000 children under age 12 are expected to receive free, potentially life-saving, health care screenings from healthcare professionals. Also available at the event will be free medical information from pediatricians, dermatologists and pharmacists, along with free kids fingerprinting.

Additional free activities for children will include pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, jumping inflatables and water safety, as well as children’s reading books while supplies last.

Briercrest Park is located at 9001 Wakarusa St., behind Grossmont Hospital, in La Mesa. Kids Care Fest, now in its 12th year, is a smoke‑free event. Free parking will be available at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Brier Patch campus at 9000 Wakarusa St. For more information, phone (619) 825-5050 or visit  www.KidsCareFest.org.

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Laurie Edwards-Tate, President and CEO of At Your Home Familycare Participates in Senator Joel Anderson’s Home Care Town Hall

El Cajon, CA. July 25, 2013 – Laurie Edwards-Tate was among proactive CAHSAH colleagues expressing grave concerns about the future of home care, the ability to serve seniors and disabled, and the disastrous effects of AB 1217 (Lowenthal), and AB 241 (Ammiano) if voted into law.

Senator Joel Anderson and his staff were generous hosts, listening empatheticaly to key issues, and engaging in purposeful group discussion.

According to Edwards-Tate: “The Home Care Town Hall experience was energizing, and I was left with a sense of gratitude for being among committed colleagues, and for Senator Anderson’s genuine interest.”

Follow Laurie Edwards-Tate over the weeks ahead to learn more about AB 1217 and AB 241 and how you might help.

Senator Joel Anderson, with Laurie Edwards-Tate behind him at his left, and CAHSAH colleagues

Senator Joel Anderson, with Laurie Edwards-Tate behind him at his left, and CAHSAH colleagues