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I take care of both my parents and haven't had a day off in almost 4 years. The respite five hours a week is such a blessing. It gives me time to run errands and if I have time left over, I take myself out to lunch or go to a park and read a book. Those five hours are a gift of time that I never had.
Teri D., Caregiver

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United HomeCare's Annual Awards Overview

Join us for the

28th Annual Claude Pepper Awards Luncheon
Thursday, May 11, 2023

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at the Pullman Hotel (formerly Sofitel)
5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, Florida

For more information, please contact Amber Rodriguez. 
This year, United HomeCare® is celebrating 50 years of improving the lives of tens of thousands of elderly and disabled adults in Miami-Dade County. United HomeCare is proud of its fundamental mission to provide our clients with the dignity, independence and compassionate care they deserve. Our mission remains as vital today as when the agency was created.

For 28 years, United HomeCare's Annual Claude Pepper Awards event has emerged as South Florida's signature, charitable event honoring individuals and organizations exemplifying the spirit and ideals of the prestigious awards' namesake, The Honorable Claude Pepper. Senator Pepper once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.” In this spirit, United HomeCare continues our commitment to the community by championing causes that deliver proven quality care solutions, and continues to carry on Claude Pepper's legacy at what has become a gathering of camaraderie for South Florida's most dedicated community champions and advocates.

Corporate Service Award
Maximo Alvarez
Founder & President
Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, Inc.
Healthcare Innovation Award
Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.
Director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Executive Dean for Research, Miller School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Miami Health System
Corporate Service - Healthcare Award
Joe Natoli
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Baptist Health South Florida
Public Service Award
The Honorable Ileana Garcia
Senator, District 36
Florida Senate
Community Builder Award
The Honorable Daniella Levine Cava
Miami-Dade County
Thelma Gibson Community Service Award
Yolanda Cash Jackson, Esq.

A special thank you to our generous sponsors and donors for supporting our charitable mission of caring for older and disabled adults on our 50th Anniversary.

Presenting Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Cano Health
Guerra Financial Group
Ingham Group
Perera Aleman Law
Sunshine Health
Silver Sponsors
Anthony Brunson, P.A.
Baptist Health
First Quality Products, Inc.
José Milton Foundation
Pacific National Bank
The Elias Law Firm
Thelma Gibson Health Initiative, Inc.
Trembly Law Firm

Dare to Dream Sponsors
FIU Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
The Claude Pepper Foundation
TwinMed, LLC

To learn about our Claude Pepper Awards Ceremony and other events, please contact Amber Rodriguez.