NAHC President and Executive Committee Meet with President Clinton
NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris, Board Chair Andrea Devoti and NAHC’s Executive Committee Share Head Table with President Clinton During a Dinner for the Thea Foundation
May 20, 2014 03:39 PM
NAHC’s Executive Committee recently sat at the head table with President Bill Clinton during a dinner for the Thea Foundation. The Thea Foundation designs programs to help kids find confidence, self-worth and perspective through creative expression, from experiences in many arts-related activities both extra-curricular and in-school, as well as providing scholarships and arts curricula for schools.
The Thea Foundation works throughout the state of Arkansas, where President Clinton served as Governor for five two-year terms before becoming the 42nd President of the United States. A long-time supporter of home care and hospice, the dinner gave NAHC’s Executive Board the opportunity to hear Mr. Clinton’s thoughts on the current state of the country and share some of home care and hospice’s challenges and opportunities in a number of different arenas.
During the dinner, President Clinton again expressed his support and admiration for those who choose a life of caring for others in home care and hospice specifically and those who choose to dedicate their lives to the service of others more generally.
Mr. Clinton was an inaugural inductee into the Caring Hall of Fame, and has addressed NAHC’s Annual Meeting in the past. On the positive influence home care has on the healthcare sector overall, Mr. Clinton has said, “Heath care at home…is something we need more of, not less of. Let us make a commitment to preventive and long-term care. Let us encourage home care as an alternative to nursing homes and give folks a little help to have their parents there.”