Eldercare Foundation’s First Annual Legacy Luncheon to Feature Internationally Acclaimed Keynote Artist Mike Rayburn


Nascentia Health’s Eldercare Foundation is pleased to welcome internationally acclaimed keynote artist Mike Rayburn to Syracuse for his first performance in Upstate New York. Rayburn will present his transformational “What If?” Keynote Experience at the Foundation’s first annual Legacy Luncheon, scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown.

A two-time TED Talk Presenter and international Hall of Fame speaker, Rayburn’s personal and professional mission is simple: transform communities. Using his world class guitar skills and hilarious music-based comedy as a metaphor, he’ll illustrate three tools designed to turn guests into an army of innovators with the peak performance skills to transcend the status quo and lead by creating change. Oh…and all who attend will laugh so hard it hurts!

Complementing Rayburn’s performance will be the presentation of the Foundation’s first annual Legacy Awards, recognizing community members/organizations and Nascentia Health patients who have made a profound and lasting impact on the greater Syracuse community or shown a commitment to advocating for the aging and/or eldercare services.

The Eldercare Achiever Award will be presented to Eldercare Social Day Program participant John “Jack” Walters in recognition of his dedication to advancing the healthcare delivery system and for his many contributions to the pharmaceutical industry, which ultimately changed the way hospitals across the country dispense and track medications.

The Amelia Greiner Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Gerald N. Hoffman, former Executive Vice President of the Onondaga County Medical Society, in recognition of his longstanding service and commitment to physicians and to protecting the health of our community.

The Eldercare Community Champion Award will be presented to Ed Riley and the Hotel Syracuse Restoration Team in recognition of their dedication to promoting and reusing New York State’s irreplaceable architectural heritage and for the positive economic and community impact the hotel’s restoration has had on the city of Syracuse and surrounding suburbs.

The event is scheduled to begin with registration at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and award presentations at 11:30 and Rayburn’s performance at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person ($500 for a table of 10) and may be purchased by calling 315-477-9582, emailing events@477home.org, or by visiting nascentiahealth.org/foundations/events.

All proceeds will benefit The Eldercare Foundation, which exists to increase our community’s compassion for aging individuals and their families and to raise funds to enable our community’s elders to live at home with dignity and independence.

“This event is all about innovation, transformation and community leadership,” said Kate Rolf, president and CEO. “The recent transformation of our system and its operational headquarters, the innovation and collaboration that led to the restoration of the Hotel Syracuse, one of our city’s most beloved historical landmarks, and the way that local businesses and community leaders have worked together to grow and enhance our region’s healthcare environment.”

For more information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aida Byrne, vice president of corporate development, at 315.477.9301 or abyrne@477home.org.

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