Emeritus Senior Living “Free Rent” Talent Contest Winner Announced | Arts & Culture
Non-profit organization 3in4 Association, its spokesperson Dr. Marion Somers, and Emeritus Senior Living announced the winner of its national senior talent competition on Friday, Nov. 9 – who promptly donated his prize to a neighbor in need. Nat Brown, 73, competed against 300 seniors nationwide to win a year-long stay at an Emeritus senior living community – worth $50,000. 11 runners-up received week-long stays. A self-taught musician who lost his eyesight as a teenager and has played with Little Richard, Tina Turner and Etta James, Nat wanted to share his prize with someone truly deserving, so he donated it to a local senior with little family and few belongings. View Nat’s performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMktzJU5K00
“We will all be impacted by long-term care in some way. That is our message to Americans, and that’s the message reinforced by Nat’s incredible gesture,” said Dr. Marion.
“Sharing this prize is what gives it real meaning,” said Nat. “I know that Emeritus will provide dignity and respect in a caring environment for someone who needs it most.”
Dr. Marion presented Nat and his winner designee with the prize at an event on Thursday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at Emeritus at Laguna Creek, 6727 Laguna Park Drive, Elk Grove. Nat performed, along with singer and contest runner-up Theda Jackson.