Since 2010 Gregory’s Fresh Market (GFM), a division of Diana Gregory Outreach Services Foundation and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, has been devoted to improving the lives of seniors in the Greater Phoenix area.  Over 5,000 valley seniors have benefited from Gregory’s Fresh Market services.

In the last year Gregory’s Fresh Market and our all-volunteer staff of 7 have made great strides in strengthening established programs and building new ones.  Our newest program is the GFM Centenarian Club; a group of 6 distinguished centenarians whom we have identified to receive fresh produce on a monthly basis, quarterly gift cards from retail stores and access to all GFM events.  We honor and celebrate their life and accomplishments.  GFM has also reached over 1,000 local seniors with our Health and Wellness Series, sponsored by Walgreens and the Nutrition and Healthy Eating Tour sponsored by ONECare by Care 1st Arizona, Inc.

For our 2nd Annual Senior Awards Luncheon we convene on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix, Arizona.  The purpose is to celebrate the progress we have made toward our mission this year and most importantly to celebrate the accomplishments of the seniors we serve and honor the Service Coordinators that provide quality residential care.  They are our unsung heroes.  All proceeds from the awards luncheon will be used to provide bags of fresh produce to seniors and fund senior nutrition and health programs in the Greater Phoenix area.   

Lifetime Achievement Award & Comedy Hour

Be sure to join us this year in honoring legendary human rights activist, best-selling author, comedian and health advocate, Dick Gregory; our Lifetime Achievement award recipient.  Later in the evening, as a special treat, Mr. Gregory will offer an additional opportunity to support GFM with “An Hour of Comedy with Dick Gregory.”  Mr. Gregory’s performance will take place at the Ritz-Carlton at 6:30 PM.  GFM supporters can attend both the Senior Awards Luncheon and the Dick Gregory Comedy Hour or just one of the events.  Tickets for each event are $75.00 or a combo package for $125.00.  Simply select the following link to purchase tickets

Additional Special Guests

GFM is honored to have Channel 12 News Anchor, Kim Covington as our Luncheon Emcee.  Kim, who pursued a career in television reporting because she “loves meeting people and telling their stories” is sure to bring a special touch to this year’s luncheon.

Robert Ferguson, a nationally recognized voice of wellness and weight loss and CEO of Diet Free Life, LLC will join us again.  Robert served as our key note speaker last year and we are excited to have this wellness expert back to support GFM in 2013.

Be sure to meet Mr. Bernando LaPallo.  At 112 years old, Mr. LaPallo is a super-centenarian (someone who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday). This age is achieved by about one in 1,000 centenarians.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our seniors and all the wonderful things they bring to our lives.  Join us on Friday, October 18, 2013 for Gregory’s Fresh Market’s 2nd Annual Senior Awards Luncheon.  Unable to attend this year’s Senior Awards?  Show your support by sharing this post with friends and family who may be interested in supporting Gregory’s Fresh Market and the seniors we serve through sponsorship of seniors, attendance or a donation.  Opportunities for ads are also available.