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The Dr. Nan S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame honors elder excellence in the volunteer sector of Broward County.

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Gail Gannotta, Pompano Beach, 65

2019 Electee

Gail Gannotta pioneered the Broward County Aging and Disability Resource Center's Senior Intervention and Education Program in 1992, and has remained its sole staff member and inspiration since that date. She is a reality that cannot be replicated.

In addition to her daily job, Gail volunteers her time, talents, and most significantly compassion by obtaining and providing much needed donated medical equipment and other supplies such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, shower seats, adult diapers, and commodes, to needy seniors and disabled persons. Gail responds, on a 24/7 basis, quickly and appropriately to Broward’s most vulnerable seniors, performing home and homeless, and hospital visits, providing food, non-prescriptive supplies, and facilitating access to community resources. Gail has served thousands of elders during her 27 years of service in Broward County.

On Saturday and Sunday you will find Ms. Gannotta at a condominium community or a church providing education and information on resources available to them. Ms. Gannotta feels her main purpose is to support seniors’ efforts to "Age in Place" with dignity, rather than face premature institutionalization. Her outreach has reduced recidivism into hospitals for many elders.

Gail Gannotta is truly a remarkable person and a helpful, caring, knowledgeable advocate, who makes a difference every day in the lives of others, and is an excellent candidate for the Broward Senior Hall of Fame.