2019 Claude Pepper Award Recipients

Dean Snider is the winner of the 2019 Claude Pepper Award

Dean Snider | Fowlerville Senior Center, Fowlerville, MI

Dean Snider is the President of the Fowlerville Senior Center. His tireless efforts impact many seniors in the Fowlerville area in a positive way. He spends many hours each week coordinating activities for the center which include card games, exercising, speakers, lunch program (meals on wheels) as well as an annual yard sale and senior trips outside of the center.

Dean is a “take charge” type of individual who is always looking for new programming for the center that would be of interest to those who visit daily. He wears many hats, which includes the general maintenance of the facility. As President of the Senior Center, he personally takes time to learn the needs of the seniors to determine how he can help. He has a wealth of knowledge and shares it with his constituents to benefit them in their daily lives. Fowlerville provides a friendly location where all seniors are welcome.

Satrice Betts-Coleman is the winner of the 2019 Claude Pepper Award

Satrice Betts-Coleman | St. Patrick’s Senior Center, Detroit, MI

Dedicated and passionate is how the employees of St. Patrick Senior Center describe Satrice. She leads by example with kindness, joy and commitment. Satrice goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure seniors have what is necessary to survive and thrive (including personally cleaning clients' homes and giving money from her own pocket).

Her personal goal is to keep Michigan seniors comfortable, happy and to add a little sunshine to their lives. Satrice’s passion is contagious and causes St. Patrick’s employees to work harder each day for our seniors. She is not afraid to get her hands dirty and scrub walls, mop floors and wash dishes at the center. St. Patrick’s seniors lives are enhanced because of Satrice Betts-Coleman.