PACE Receives BASA Cares Award

Traverse City, MI – October 19, 2016 –The Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation accepted the Bay Area Senior Advocates (BASA) Cares Award on behalf of PACE, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. PACE was one of 8 recipients of $1,000 as part of the BASA Cares Awards presented at the BASA Annual Meeting held at Leelanau Studios, Wednesday, October 19.

PACE provides comprehensive care for nursing home eligible older adults so they can remain living safely with a high quality of life in their own homes – for life. The Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation is leading the charge to bring PACE to the region through the “Power of PACE” capital campaign. 

“We are grateful for the support that BASA has provided as we work to bring PACE to our region,” said Kory Hansen, Administrator/CEO Grand Traverse Pavilions. “Three BASA members nominated us for this award, which shows how enthusiastic those who care for the seniors in this community are to bring a program like PACE to the region.”

“Grand Traverse Pavilions is an exceptional care facility and partner,” said Lori Wells, Senior Network Services Manager. “Bringing PACE to the region will be a welcome expansion to the continuum of care they now provide our area seniors.”

Other recipients included the Alzheimer’s Association, the Area Agency on Aging-MMAP, Catholic Human Services, Grand Traverse Parks and Recreation, Leelanau County Senior Services, Meals on Wheels and Parkinson’s Network North.

About Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation
Established in 1997, The Foundation oversees the development and fundraising endeavors of The Pavilions.

Contributions to the Foundation are directed at those programs and services that are not funded by traditional reimbursement.  Monies raised, for example, provide assistance for individuals on fixed incomes to access our varied multi-aged programs and services, including adult day and overnight respite, rehabilitation, assisted living, and long-term skilled nursing care.

Regardless of ability to pay, Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation strives to ensure that there is full access to the programs and services of the Pavilions.  The Foundation provided more than $4.7 million last year in benevolent care to members of our community.


Above Photo: Grand Traverse Pavilions Executive Director of the Foundation Deborah Allen, left, and Residential Services Director Penny Hanks, center, accept a check for $1,000 for PACE, Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, from Lori Wells, Senior Network Services Manager.