Awards

Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award Ceremony

 Rigo is pictured with John Feather (Chief Executive Officer of GIA), and Diversity Award Committee Members Therese Ellery (Rose Community Foundation) and Jolene Fassbinder (Archstone Foundation)

Rigo is pictured with John Feather (Chief Executive Officer of GIA), and Diversity Award Committee Members Therese Ellery (Rose Community Foundation) and Jolene Fassbinder (Archstone Foundation)

St. Barnabas Senior Services President and CEO, Rigo Saborio, traveled to Portland to accept the Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Diversity Award for our AGEnts for Change program.

The GIA Diversity Award recognized national, regional and local programs that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging. 

The AGEnts for Change are individuals from all cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that come together to advocate for the rights of older adults and inspire others to do the same.
Thank you to GIA (Grantmakers In Aging) for the honor. It was wonderful to see our colleagues in the advocacy world and share the work the AGEnts for Change are doing. 

We won the Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award!

St. Barnabas Senior Services has won the Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Diversity Award for our AGEnts for Change program. The GIA Diversity Award recognized national, regional and local programs that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging. 

The AGEnts for Change are individuals from all cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that come together to advocate for the rights of older adults and inspire others to do the same. Through AGEnts for Change, SBSS trains a diverse, under-served group of older adults to become Lead Advocates and AGEnts who, in turn, educate policymakers and mobilize their peers on critical issues, including: food security, safe housing, healthcare, and creating aging-friendly neighborhoods. 

AGEnts for Change is the only program in Los Angeles County to recruit, educate, and engage older adults as facilitators for their own advocacy. LEARN MORE.

Congratulations to SBSS Board Member, Hank Lacayo!

St. Barnabas Senior Services Board Member, Hank Lacayo will be celebrating his birthday by receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Way of Ventura County on August 25th, 2016.

Hank has been on the SBSS Board since 2009, and has had an illustrious career as a union rep. and has served in many presidential administrations. He is the first Latino political director of a national union, and is a pioneer for Latinos in labor movements and politics. Hank has spent more than 45 years as a union rep for the United Auto Workers and encouraged the UAW to aid farm workers. He worked as an adviser to the U.S. Department of Labor under the Kennedy and Johnson administration, as a member of President Jimmy Carter’s presidential transition team and as President Bill Clinton’s California deputy campaign director. In August 1963, Hank led a delegation from Los Angeles to join Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington to join a civil rights march.

We are honored to have Hank serve on our Board and are forever grateful for his dedication and work to improve our communities.