May 20, 2005
(PETALUMA, CA) – Representatives from the offices of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assemblyman Joe Nation, and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey awarded certificates of recognition to Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc. of Petaluma, in Sacramento, Tuesday, May 17, during a ceremony honoring the company as a semi-finalist for California’s 2005 Older Worker and Exemplary Employer Award, presented by the California Employment Development Department (EDD).
Each year, the state of California presents awards to a select number of businesses and individuals who have been chosen for their exemplary contributions to California’s communities and economy. The EDD chose Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc. in the Small Business category as they have proven to serve the North Bay community with dependable and affordable in-home care to elderly clients and their families.
A certificate from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was presented that states: “In recognition of your outstanding efforts in sustaining California’s older workforce and the economic well-being of your community. The State of California is pleased to acknowledge your outstanding efforts in the hiring and retention of older workers and considers you a role model for all California employers.”
A representative from Assemblyman Joe Nation’s office also presented a certificate recognizing Sequoia Senior Solutions’ extraordinary commitment to providing highly trained caregivers to help local seniors remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. “By hiring retired persons, you have brought a high level of credibility to the organization and comfort to the senior clients. My sincere congratulation on this well-deserved honor,” he stated.
“We are extremely pleased and deeply honored by this recognition,” says Gabriella Ambrosi, President and CEO of Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc. “We put all of our employees through a very rigorous selection process. We look for people who can demonstrate with their personality and personal experience that they enjoy, and are competent, working with seniors.” She adds, “The interaction with our clients and older workers is extremely gratifying.”
Sequoia Senior Solutions has 100 employees, of which 79 are over the age of 40, and 21 are over 60. The EDD singled out Sequoia Senior Solutions as a successful company whose older employees understand senior issues and provide sensitive and quality care. By providing flexible schedules, superior orientation and training programs, mentoring and coaching opportunities, and recognition programs, the company consistently demonstrates that it values its workers.
About Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc.
Sequoia Senior Solutions, Inc. provides in-home care to seniors throughout Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties, helping them to continue living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Services include companion care, assistance with bathing and grooming, meal preparation, errand running, personal transportation, and more. Sequoia Senior Solutions provides the perfect answer for seniors who aren’t ready to leave their home for an institutional setting, but need support to remain at home due to illness or chronic conditions.