Mr. HECK of Nevada. Mr. Speaker, I come to the floor today to recognize and commend my constituent Favil West on being named Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year for 2015.
Favil is a resident of Henderson, Nevada, where he has lived with Pat, his wife of 54 years, since 2000.
A tireless advocate for southern Nevada’s senior community, Favil co-founded The Foundation Assisting Seniors to improve the lives of seniors in his own community through pro- grams designed to assist seniors in times of illness, recovery, confinement at home, and coping with loss of a loved one.
Among the most pressing challenges facing our senior communities are the health and safety risks that come with living alone.
Favil worked with the Foundation Assisting Seniors to develop a solution to this challenge.
Last fall, Favil developed the HowRU Program, an effort specifically designed to mini- mize risks of living alone by maintaining daily contact with their senior clients.
The program calls the subscriber daily at a designated time to see if they are doing okay.
Think of the peace of mind that daily contact brings not only the seniors who participate, but also their family members.
That peace of mind is the result of Favil’s devotion to serving fellow senior citizens in his community. I congratulate Favil West on being named Nevada Senior Citizen of the Year for 2015.
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