Building Resilience, Transforming Lives: Emergency Fund Coalition Marks 44 Years of Impactful Aid for Older Philadelphians

John Deangelis

Last week, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) held its Annual Emergency Fund Coalition Luncheon at the Hilton in celebration of the Emergency Fund’s impact and its 44th anniversary.

The coalition honored Peter Olster, Owner of Betty the Caterer Inc., with the Bright Star of Aging Award for his commitment and vision in establishing quality and accessible home delivered meals for older adults throughout Philadelphia. It also recognized recipients of the PCA Community Service Awards for their dedicated service to seniors. Awardees included Barbara Davis of Journey’s Way, Bethzaida Butler Lopez of Catholic Housing and Community Services as well as Karen L. Chenoweth of Evolent Health. Finally, the fund bestowed the lifetime achievement award to retired PCA Community Relations Manager Roger Moore.

PCA extends its gratitude to all supporters and sponsors who made this event possible, including Always Best Care and PA Health and Wellness. To make a donation to the Emergency Fund for Older Philadelphians, please visit pcacares.org/support-pca.

Louis Colbert, retired PCA chief operating officer and PCA Board member; Wanda Mitchell, PCA community engagement director; Karen L. Chenoweth, EFund Community Service Awardee and engagement specialist at Evolent Health; Barbara Davis, EFund Community Service Awardee and Journey’s Way housing counselor; Bethzaida Butler Lopez, EFund Community Service Awardee and Norris Square Senior Community Center director; Peter Olster, EFund Bright Star of Aging awardee and owner of Betty the Caterer, Inc./The Nutrition Group; Roger Moore, EFund Lifetime Achievement Award and retired PCA community relations manager; and Joel TeBeest, PCA chief financial officer.
Pictured left to right:
Louis Colbert, retired PCA chief operating officer and PCA Board member; Wanda Mitchell, PCA community engagement director; Karen L. Chenoweth, EFund Community Service Awardee and engagement specialist at Evolent Health; Barbara Davis, EFund Community Service Awardee and Journey’s Way housing counselor; Bethzaida Butler Lopez, EFund Community Service Awardee and Norris Square Senior Community Center director; Peter Olster, EFund Bright Star of Aging awardee and owner of Betty the Caterer, Inc./The Nutrition Group; Roger Moore, EFund Lifetime Achievement Award and retired PCA community relations manager; and Joel TeBeest, PCA chief financial officer.

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