Giving Thanks for Caregivers at The Annual Best of Friends Award Ceremony

By Maria Buehler
November 25th, 2019 Uncategorized No Comments

The 15th Annual Best of Friends Award Ceremony was held by Friends Life Care on November 14, 2019.  This important award reflects the importance of the decades long mission of Friends Life Care — to help people remain in their home as they age.

During the ceremony, a group of exceptional home health care aides were recognized and rewarded.  They were honored for their significant contribution to the wellbeing of the Friends Life Care members they serve – people often challenged by significant health concerns as they age in their own homes.

The winners of a Best of Friends Award are actually nominated by the very people which they serve as caregivers.  The care recipients and their families submit a write-up of what makes their own caregiver extraordinary.  A common theme found in these nominations is that these caregivers consider their work to be a compassionate calling…not just a job.  Our members and their families realize their commitment and dedication and welcome the chance to express gratitude through their nomination.

The 2019 Best of Friends winners and the provider company they represent follow:



Nafeez Hill, Award Winner, with his client and a family member









Bev Goodfriend, Friends Life Care, recognizes Donneta Campbell, Award Winner








— Griswold of Chester County

Mabel Sims (not shown)

— Griswold of New Castle

Alex Robinson, Award Winner, with his client









Yetunde “Yetty” Bamgbose, Award Winner, and Kate Roberts, Friends Life Care










Cecile Ceron (not shown)

Haley Lucas, Friends Life Care, and Cathleen Watson, Award Winner









Bintu Kamara (not shown)

Rita Sarbeng (not shown)

Marty Taylor (not shown)

Younger Gbelewala, Award Winner











Nadia Syblis (not shown)

Vashti Brown, Award Winner








Elise Lamarra, Friends Life Care, and Joyce McNally, Friends Life Car, with Jean Budd, Award Winner






Joyce McNally, Friends Life Care, and Paula Casimiro, Award Winner







Kelly Hoover, Friends Life Care, and Joyce Miranda, Award Winner









Beth Morley, Friends Life Care, and Nelly Rebah Tali, Award Winner







Winners of a Best of Friends Award receive both a cash prize and a personalized certificate.  Friends Life Care is grateful for their dedication to caregiving!

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