Fairhaven Introduces Oliver Halsell Caregiver Award

Recognition program to pay tribute to Orange County caregivers for selfless service, community impact

Online PR News – 19-April-2012 – Santa Ana – Fairhaven, an Orange County mortuary and memorial park with locations in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, will pay tribute to local caregivers who have an indelible impact on both their community and the individuals they serve. The program, entitled Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Caregiver Award, will recognize its first honoree in May 2012.

According to Fairhaven President Marla Noel, the inspiration for the award stems from the organization’s desire to recognize integral members of the Orange County caregiver community who have had a profound impact on those in need.

“Caregivers provide a vital service to the community that often goes unnoticed,” said Noel. “Their selfless devotion and compassionate care comforts those in need and guides countless people through extremely difficult circumstances. This award is in appreciation and support of their selfless work.”

The award is named after Fairhaven’s founder, Oliver Halsell, who founded Fairhaven in 1911 to provide a peaceful and comforting place for families to honor their loved ones. Fairhaven has since served countless Orange County families under the time-honored motto: “We serve from our heart.”

The program will recognize one recipient each month culminating in an awards banquet on the evening of November 1 at Fairhaven’s Mission Viejo location. The banquet will coincide with National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and will honor a year’s worth of achievements among the local caregiver community.

Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Caregiver Award will recognize caregivers from a broad array of fields including hospice, social work, counseling, assisted living, nursing, therapy and volunteer work. Fairhaven will make a donation to a charity of each honoree’s choice.

For more information and to nominate a deserving candidate, visit Fairhaven’s website: http://www.fairhavenmemorial.com/community/oliver-halsell-caregiver-award or email CaregiverAwards@FairhavenMemorial.com.

About Fairhaven

Founded in 1911, Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary is Orange County’s most beautiful independently owned and operated full-service mortuary, crematory and cemetery. With the memorial park and mortuary in Central Orange County and an elegantly appointed mortuary in South Orange County, Fairhaven offers a wide range of pre-need and at-need services provided with care and compassion. Fairhaven is dedicated to celebrating the individual, providing services that are as unique and wide-ranging as the people they celebrate. Additional information is available at www.fairhavenmemorial.com.

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