Naples Senior Center at JFCS receives 2018 Diamond Volunteer Award from Kelly E. Capolino

The Dementia Group of the Naples Senior Center at JFCS was honored as a Diamond Volunteer award winner at a cocktail reception held March 1 at Naples Art Association. Kelly E. Capolino, local Realtor and philanthropist, is the founder and creator of the annual Diamond Volunteer Awards program which recognizes local charitable organizations for their work in the community.

A select group of volunteers who work with individuals with dementia at the Naples Senior Center at JFCS were treated to wine, canapés and a networking reception. The reception was immediately followed by a Diamond Volunteer award ceremony with Capolino presenting a framed award to Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, President and CEO of the Naples Senior Center at JFCS.

The Dementia Group volunteers were thanked and praised for their hard work, countless volunteer hours, and their willingness to be ambassadors for the organization’s mission.

The Naples Senior Center at JFCS is a non-sectarian human service agency serving the communities of Collier and southern Lee Counties and offers a wide array of human services for all ages. In January 2014, Naples Senior Center at JFCS opened the first senior center in Collier County. The center is open to all denominations of adults 60 years of age and older to help them maintain a healthy, satisfying quality of life by providing services and activities in a nurturing environment.

The group was selected from among many applicants for their valuable contributions they make in the lives of individuals with early to mid-stage dementia, and their supportive caregivers.

“Dr. Faffer and her organization are helping bring awareness and help to so many by providing important dementia respite care groups,” says Capolino. “Their work is very much needed in our community.”

Capolino, local award-winning real estate professional with Downing-Frye Realty, founded the award program in 2009 with the first awards presented in 2010. Each year groups are chosen based on their exceptional volunteer dedication and the positive influence that they make in the lives of others. This is the 28th award to be presented by Capolino’s Diamond Volunteer Program.

For more information, Kelly Capolino may be reached at 239-877-6700 or
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