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Featured Video Play Icon Peoples Health Honors Champion June Etta Ruiz at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored caregiver June Etta Ruiz on Sept. 16, 2018, during the New Orleans Saints game against the Cleveland Browns. Ruiz came out of retirement at age 80 to help provide around-the-clock in-home care to a client in need. Caregiving work is demanding, but her dedication and relentless energy keep her […] [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion June Etta Ruiz at Saints Home Game
Peoples Health Honors Champion Joseph “Big Chief Monk” Boudreaux at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored Joseph “Big Chief Monk” Boudreaux on Sept. 9, 2018, during the New Orleans Saints game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for preserving Mardi Gras Indian culture and traditions. [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion Joseph “Big Chief Monk” Boudreaux at Saints Home Game
Nick Karl, Peoples Health Chief Marketing Officer, dispelling the Medicare Myths on WVUE Fox 8 News The Peoples Health Champions Program Slowing down at age 65? Forget about it! Whatever preconceived notions there are about aging, the Peoples Health Champions program turns them on their heads. Nick Karl stopped by the Fox 8 Morning Show to talk about how Peoples Health Champions are redefining what it means to be a senior. Do you know a Champion? […] [...] Read More: The Peoples Health Champions Program
Ben Mathews, 2017 Peoples Health Champion Peoples Health Honors Champion Ben Mathews at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored Ben Mathews on Dec. 24, 2017, for launching a blog at age 72 to help people with disabilities find solutions to everyday problems. Mathews was recognized during the New Orleans Saints game against the Atlanta Falcons for doing something extraordinary after age 65 and proving that excellence is achieved […] [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion Ben Mathews at Saints Home Game
Thumbnail image of Jim Boulet, Peoples health Champion Peoples Health Honors Champion Irwin Boulet at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored Irwin “Jim” Boulet on Dec. 17, 2017, for donating more than 900 pounds of fresh produce from his farm to the Second Harvest Food Bank at age 82. Boulet was recognized during the New Orleans Saints game against the New York Jets for doing something extraordinary after age 65 and proving that excellence is achieved through experience. [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion Irwin Boulet at Saints Home Game
2017 Peoples Health Champion Julia Hawkins Peoples Health Honors Champion Julia Hawkins at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored Julia Hawkins during the New Orleans Saints game against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 3, 2017, for setting a world record in her age group for the 100-meter dash. Hawkins was 101 at the time, and she is recognized for doing something extraordinary after age 65, proving that excellence […] [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion Julia Hawkins at Saints Home Game
Peoples Health Champion Paul Varisco Peoples Health Honors Champion Paul Varisco at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored Paul Varisco during the New Orleans Saints game against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, for co-founding The Gleason Initiative Foundation in 2011 at age 65. Varisco was honored for doing this extraordinary thing at age 65—building and directing a globally recognized nonprofit organization—and proving that excellence […] [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion Paul Varisco at Saints Home Game
2017 Peoples Health Champion Edgar Schafer Peoples Health Honors Champion Edgar Schafer at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored Edgar Schafer during the New Orleans Saints game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, for starting a successful personal training business at age 66. Schafer was honored for doing extraordinary things after age 65, proving that excellence is achieved through experience. On Jan. 7, 2013, Schafer […] [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion Edgar Schafer at Saints Home Game
2017 Peoples Health Champion Dolores Jeandron Peoples Health Honors Champion Dolores Jeandron at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored Dolores Jeandron during the New Orleans Saints game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, for completing her first 10K race last year at age 85. Jeandron was honored for doing extraordinary things after age 65—including earning more than 60 medals competing in the Senior Olympic Games—proving […] [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion Dolores Jeandron at Saints Home Game
George Dunbar, Peoples Health Champion Peoples Health Honors Champion George Dunbar at Saints Home Game The Peoples Health Champions Program honored George Dunbar, its first Champion of the 2017-2018 NFL football season, on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, during the New Orleans Saints game against the New England Patriots. A Peoples Health Champion is someone who has done something extraordinary after age 65 and who proves that excellence is achieved through […] [...] Read More: Peoples Health Honors Champion George Dunbar at Saints Home Game