HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TexanPlus®, a leading local Medicare Advantage health plan, announced Monday the five finalists in the TexanPlusChampions Competition and said online voting is underway to determine the 2015 Grand Champion. TexanPlus created the competition to honor individuals who help older adults in Southeast Texas live healthier and happier lives.
All of the finalists and their stories are featured on www.TexanPlusChampions.com. Community members can read about them and vote for a Grand Champion daily through <September 18th>.
The Champion with the most votes will be named the 2015 TexanPlus Grand Champion. He or she will be honored at the Houston Astros game on September 25th during the pregame ceremony. The winner will present a $25,000 donation to his or her chosen charitable organization at that time.
“This year’s TexanPlus Champions are doing extraordinary work for seniors in Southeast Texas,” said Erin Page, president of TexanPlus. “Each finalist deserves recognition and will be honored at the September 25th Houston Astros game. The public can get involved by reading the Champions’ personal stories on our website and voting for one Grand Champion.”
TexanPlus Champions are Southeast Texas residents who are examples of how one person can make a difference in the lives of older adults. The competition is a way to recognize people who share TexanPlus’ goals of improving quality of life and maximizing access to services for seniors and people with Medicare.
Meet the Five TexanPlus Champions:
- Elizabeth Hilbun— Elizabeth owns a law firm that specializes in elder law, veteran’s affairs, and estate planning. Using her legal expertise, Elizabeth founded the Living Legacy Center, an organization that is dedicated to providing legal counsel, tutorials, support, and advocacy for seniors who might not have access to or knowledge about available resources.
- Lawrence Godfrey – Lawrence has been a devoted volunteer with Target Hunger for 19 years. He serves hot breakfast three days a week to lower income seniors and families, while bringing the community together and offering faith, friendship, and support.
- Lou Ann Nolan – Lou Ann is the Director of the Madison Jobe Senior Center in Pasadena. She and her team organize fun, social, and educational events for senior members of the Center. Lou Ann is also a grant writer for senior programs in the Pasadena area and works joyfully and lovingly on behalf of the older adults in her city.
- Luz Elena Rivers – Luz Elena is the founder of Rivers for Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community relationships and conversations about the well-being of seniors and low-income individuals. Luz Elena also has her own radio show, on which she discusses topics that are important to seniors, such as healthcare, legal issues, and community resources. She is passionate about giving back to others and supporting older adults.
- Pam Dickson – Pam is the director of Mission Northeast, a faith-based social services organization that connects community members with helpful resources and support. Mission Northeast also offers job training, holiday food delivery, and home repair through the Safe Haven program. When she was a volunteer, Pam began the Feed My Lambs program, which has evolved into a year round meal delivery program for seniors in need of food, support, and companionship.
Go to www.TexanPlusChampions.com to read the Champions’ full stories or watch their videos on YouTube.
Voting is open now through September 18th. Go out and vote!
About TexanPlus and Universal American:
TexanPlus, part of the family of healthcare companies, specializes in Medicare Advantage plans. The goal of our plans is to help our members stay active, live healthy and be independent. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with healthcare professionals in order to reduce healthcare costs and improve the health and well-being of those we serve.
For more information about TexanPlus and Universal American please visit our website at www.UniversalAmerican.com.