Celebration of the Laura Traynor Circle of Life Award

Last December, ReServe’s Executive Director, Laura Traynor, lost her battle to cancer. Laura’s creativity was demonstrated in many new initiatives; one of the efforts that she was most proud of was the Dementia Care Coaching project. Laura had a vision and created this new “product” out of whole cloth. She designed it, tested it and was able to secure funding from a managed care entity, several foundations and private pay — leaving a sustainable model. To honor Laura’s commitment to this program, every year ReServe will award a Dementia Care Coach with the Laura Traynor Circle of Life Award. The first award recipient is ReServist, Cristina Pastor, who has served diligently as a Dementia Care Coach since the program’s inception in 2014. The inaugural award ceremony took place on June 6th with Laura’s family in attendance as well as many of our community partners, ReServe leadership. agency team members and ReServists. To view a video and learn about Laura’s legacy with ReServe, simply click here.