Ken Hammond, a resident of The Buckingham senior living community, was recently given an Honorable Mention award for LeadingAge’s Celebrate Age exhibit in Washington, DC.
LeadingAge, a national association representing not-for-profit organizations serving older adults, developed the exhibit in honor of their 50th Anniversary celebration at LeadingAge’s Annual Meeting.
More than 400 individuals were nominated to be part of this exhibit, which included stories and photos from each selected participant. A panel of older adults selected these individuals in early October based on their “zest for life and commitment to making a difference in their communities.” Those that received honorable mention were given a special awards plaque.
At the age of 92, Hammond created a wildlife sanctuary for the enjoyment of residents at The Buckingham and instructed Boy Scout Troops in the building of bird houses. He also designed a three mile walking trail to encourage seniors to stay in shape.
In 2010, Ken received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from AT & T Pioneers, the company’s volunteer network, serving the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Last year, The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services recognized Ken for his production of over 200 Beeping Easter Eggs for The Blind Children Program.
“We are so proud of Mr. Hammond for his honorable mention award and his many accomplishments,” said Julie Fenske, executive director for The Buckingham. “He has a wonderful spirit that is contagious to all those around him.”
ABOUT THE BUCKINGHAM
The Buckingham is Houston’s premier life care senior living community located in the Memorial neighborhood. Situated on a 17-acre site along Buffalo Bayou at 8580 Woodway Drive, The Buckingham offers resort-style services and amenities for active, independent seniors, as well as all levels of health care services on-site at The Plaza at The Buckingham. The community features 205 independent living residences; 43 private assisted living apartments; 16 private memory support apartments; and 60 private skilled nursing suites.
The Buckingham is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit senior living community owned by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), a Texas-based nonprofit organization that owns sister communities Edgemere in Dallas, Querencia at Barton Creek in Austin, Mirador in Corpus Christi, and The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth. For information visit www.buckinghamhouston.com, or call (832) 426-1372.