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May 18, 2010 > CAPS are flying high

CAPS are flying high

With a toss of their hats, graduates of the Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS) celebrated their certification as members of an elite corps. Trained to provide information and assistance to a wide variety of ethnic and social groups in the area, CAPS graduates can connect Seniors with local resources and opportunities. This is the fourth, and largest, group, to graduate from this program.

CAPS, an initiative of "Pathways to Positive Aging," is a project initially funded by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by City of Fremont Human Services and Tri-City Elder Coalition.

The ceremony, held Thursday, May 13 at the Newark/Fremont Hilton, was attended by a distinguished group of community members including Keynote Speaker Fremont Mayor
Bob Wasserman, CAPS Program Manager Asha Chandra, Director of Human Services
(Fremont) Suzanne Shenfil, Jo Cazenave representing U.S. Representative Pete Stark, Katie Tague representing State Senator Ellen Corbett and Karen Grimsich representing Aging and Family Services (Fremont).

Graduates and their affiliations:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Pabla Garcia

India Community Center
Arvind Bhagat
Jugal Kishor
Lalitha Krishnaswamy
Rekha Malik
Hari R. Saini
Kokila Shah
Mahendra C. Shah

St. Anne Catholic Parish
Fely Garcia
Arlen Gregorio
Socorro Paiso
Robert Portacio

Sikhs Engaged in Volunteer Activities
Preeti Grewal
Sukhbir Jandu
Mira Malkani

Muslim Support Network
Naheed Haque
Nausheen Haque
Farhana Khan

Centerville Presbyterian Church
Robert Jo
Maggie Ng
Tina Stangl

Taiwanese Community Help Association
Min Shong Chang
Abraham Chen
Jean Chi
Rebecca Fields
Judy Hsu
Margaret Kan
Angel T. Lee
Shirlin Lee
Chen Lee Manns
Yuan Y. Wang

Tropics Mobile Park Community
Naomi Aylesworth
Beatriz Corley
Elizabeth Mayer
Charlotte O'Donnell

Fremont Senior Center Volunteers
Margaret Di Bari
Judy Fong
Deborra Lay
Mellie McGowan
Jaya K. Mirchandani
Debra Perl

Veterans of Foreign Wars - DAV
Arthur McGrath
Leonard Oliver
John Tatem
Winton Turner
Walter Schrank

City Serve
Linda Foster

Afghan Coalition
Valerie Smith

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