Dwight and Gayle Davis earn “Rookie of the Year” Award as Franchisees

September 30, 2016

Dwight Davis was one vote away from winning NBA Rookie of the Year in 1973 a Cleveland Cavalier, but he achieved that honor 43 years later for a home healthcare agency he runs for adults with disabilities in his hometown of Stratham, New Hampshire.

This retired basketball great, who serves as the Vice Chairman of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, said being named the Seacoast Rookie of the Year for Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast is very dear to his heart.

He shares the honor with his wife Gayle and received the award at the SeaCoast Senior Helpers annual conference, for a company they started as a team in 2014 to serve adults over the age of 18 in need of in-home assistance for reasons ranging from spinal cord injury to dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

“We are very proud of Dwight and Gayle’s wonderful achievement,” said NBRPA President & CEO Arnie Fielkow. “Dwight’s leadership is always prevalent within our organization and we know he carries that same passion and influence at his premier home care agency.”

In addition to exceptional growth of more than 500 percent in three-years, Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast has:

• Spearheaded a partnership with Project Walk, a recovery program dedicated to helping people suffering from spinal cord injuries to sit, stand and walk again. The Project Walk office it the first location on the east coast.
• Trained more than 750 families through the Virtual Dementia Tour®.
• Partnered with the American Red Cross and LNA Health Careers to launch a scholarship program for LNA/CNA health careers in hopes of resolving the nation’s shortage of healthcare workers.

“At Senior Helpers, we work in teams to ensure there is always someone on the bench ready to step up,” said Davis. “Because of this, we have earned an unprecedented level of confidence from our clients and their families. Our number one goal is to give families hope and peace of mind through our services and programs.”

Davis also noted that in addition to encouraging teamwork, Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast provides employees with an environment where they can thrive and an opportunity to grow with the company.

Senior Helpers of the Greater Seacoast serves Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire.

About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.

About Senior Helpers
Senior Helpers is a premier in-home senior care provider in the U.S. with over 270 franchised businesses operating across the country. Founded in 2001 with a vision to help seniors who wish to remain in their homes despite age-related illnesses and mobility challenges, Senior Helpers has now cared for tens of thousands of seniors with a pledge to provide “care and comfort at a moment’s notice.” Senior Helpers offers a wide range of personal care and companion services, including trained Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s care, to assist seniors who wish to live independently. Learn more by visiting http://www.seniorhelpers.com.