Bowdre McDowell, 2016 Peoples Health Champion

At age 92, served his 1,000th volunteer hour at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

Hazel Addison, 2015 Peoples Health Champion

Won first place in the Intergenerational Jitterbug Competition

Elvin Dalcourt, 2016 Peoples Health Champion

Won a swim race that raised much needed funds for youth swim lessons in Baton Rouge.

Celebrate achievement after 65!

Do you know someone who has used their life experiences to perform an amazing achievement after the age of 65?  They’ve done the hard work; the easy part is nominating them. Use our online form to submit your Champion nomination. They must be a current resident of Louisiana.

If you think about it, you probably know a Champion.

A Champion may even be you. Nominate yourself or someone you know—like a relative, co-worker or neighbor—as a Peoples Health Champion.  

Bowdre McDowell, 2016 Peoples Health Champion

At age 92, served his 1,000th volunteer hour at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

Hazel Addison, 2015 Peoples Health Champion

Won first place in the Intergenerational Jitterbug Competition

Elvin Dalcourt, 2016 Peoples Health Champion

Won a swim race that raised much needed funds for youth swim lessons in Baton Rouge.

Celebrate Achievement After 65!

Do you know someone who has used their life experiences to perform an amazing achievement after the age of 65?  They’ve done the hard work; the easy part is nominating them. Use our online form to submit your Champion nomination. They must be a current resident of Louisiana.

If you think about it, you probably know a Champion.

A Champion may even be you. Nominate yourself or someone you know—like a relative, co-worker or neighbor—as a Peoples Health Champion.  

What is a Peoples Health Champion?

The Peoples Health Champions program recognizes the exceptional achievements of Louisiana residents age 65 and older. Peoples Health, in collaboration with the New Orleans Saints, celebrates seniors in the community who shatter the myth that getting older means slowing down. People over age 65 accomplish exceptional things all the time … not in spite of their age … but because of it.

Each Peoples Health Champion is honored on the field of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during Saints home games.

Meet the Champions

Meet the Peoples Health Champions who inspire us.

Champions Criteria

Know someone from Louisiana who’s achieved something amazing after the age of 65?

Champions Experience

Our Champions do amazing things, so we honor them in a very special way. 

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Selection Committee

Meet the community leaders who appreciate the contributions our seniors make to our community. 

Champion Spotlight: Edgar Schafer

On January 7, 2013, at age 66, Edgar Schafer transformed his lifelong passion for physical fitness into a successful personal training business. His company, Encore Fitness, specializes in helping people over 50 gain strength, balance, and a lifestyle that will help them age better and more actively.

“I’m 71 years old and I have learned that life involves pain – either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”

Edgar Schafer, Peoples Health Champion

Peoples Health Champions

Johnny Jones

“I’m not just going to sit around in a rocker simply because I’m 83 years old.”

Estelle Coffman

“I know that I’m 79 years old in age, but inside of me, I’m still maybe 25 or 30.”

Betty Wells

“Helping patients is my medicine, and it doesn’t cost me a dime.”

I’m Ready to Nominate My Champion

If you do not want to complete your nomination online, you can download the nomination form and mail it to the address below:

Download the Form Here
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Peoples Health Champions
Three Lakeway Center
3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 2200
Metairie, LA 70002