justine_hoo_web.jpgJustine Hoo, the business development coordinator for Hospice of Broward County, was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Hoo received a unanimous vote for the position. She brings to it a combination of personal and professional passion for and dedication to the aging community and hospice care.

Also, Hoo recently was installed for her second term as president of the Broward Coalition on Aging, the first person in the history of the organization to be asked back for a second term.

“Ever since I lost my mother to cancer, I’ve been a cheerleader for hospice care,” said Hoo. “These two leadership positions will add to my ability to help increase the understanding of hospice care in our community.”

The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a non-profit organization serving Broward County's more than 345,000 senior residents 60 and older. It is administered by the Council on Aging of Broward County Inc.  The organization plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates programs and funds services and is the prime advocate for seniors.

The Broward Coalition on Aging is a countywide networking group of business professionals and service providers who work with the senior population. Members include geriatric care managers, social workers, home health and homemaker-companion agencies, administrators of assisted living and skilled nursing care facilities, and executives of nonprofit organizations that provide services and resources for seniors.

As a not-for-profit hospice provider, Hospice of Broward County cares for all patients, regardless of insurance, citizenship, illness or ability to pay. The multilingual staff respects all religious and cultural traditions. For more information about Hospice of Broward County, call 1-800-467-7423 in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Photo: Justine Hoo