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September 7, 2016

SeniorCare to honor Stringer, Romeo Theken
Beverly Citizen

At its 44th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Wednesday, Sept. 21, SeniorCare will honor two women with distinguished awards.

Diane Stringer, president and chief executive officer of Care Dimensions, will receive the Myra L. Herrick Outstanding Older American Award to honor her life-long dedication to the welfare of elders. Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken will be the recipient of the Rosemary F. Kerry Community Service Award for her dedication to community service toward improved quality of life of elders.

Stringer has been president and chief executive officer of Care Dimensions (formerly Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston) since 1989, transforming the organization from a small volunteer program to its present position as the largest hospice in New England. Serving more than 5,000 patients per year in 90 eastern Massachusetts communities, the organization employs 490 paid staff and has more than 400 volunteers.

Romeo Theken has served as mayor since January 2015. Throughout her professional career, Romeo Theken has been a leader in the struggle for health care access for individuals and companies.

Prior to her election as mayor, Romeo Theken had been the Community Health & Human Services Liaison at Addison Gilbert Hospital since 1997. In addition, Romeo Theken is a certified Executive Office of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs to Everyone) counselor and a certified Medicaid counselor/CAC.

The gala will be held at the Misselwood Estate at Endicott College, 407 Hale St., Beverly. Tickets to the Gala are $60 each or a table of eight for $450. For information about the Gala, contact SeniorCare’s development officer Kelly Knox at 978-865-3540 or kelly.knox@seniorcareinc.org or visit www.seniorcareinc.org.


Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 90 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.