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It’s a Holiday Celebration at Ann Storck Center

01-13-2018 11:55 AM CET | Associations & Organizations

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Aetna Better Health COO Claudia Lamazares, Aetna Better Health CEO Heidi Garwood, Ann Storck Center CEO Charlotte Mather-Taylor

Aetna Better Health COO Claudia Lamazares, Aetna Better Health CEO Heidi Garwood, Ann Storck Center CEO Charlotte Mather-Taylor

Fort Lauderdale, FL (January 12, 2018) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Aetna Better Health of Florida spread holiday cheer and gave back at Ann Storck Center (ASC) with style. Employees of the health care company passed out gifts to more than 100 of the developmentally disabled children and adults that ASC serves daily.

“It’s always nice to see the smiles on our individual’s faces during the holiday season,” ASC’s Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Mather-Taylor said. “The holiday spirit shines bright when we have loving, caring people visiting them.”

During the gingerbread themed party, there were gifts, games, yummy treats, a cookie decorating station, face painting, music and of course fun for all of the individuals to enjoy. There were also special guests at the cheerful celebration. Aetna’s mascot, Ted E. Bear, M.D., was in his Santa gear busting a move to “Jingle Bell Rock” while ASC individuals sang along, along with a special appearance by the gingerbread man.

“Aetna Better Health employees were excited for the opportunity to bring gifts to the Ann Storck Center individuals,” Aetna Better Health’s Chief Executive Officer Heidi Garwood said. “Ann Storck is an incredible organization in Broward County providing best in class services to persons with developmental disabilities. Experiencing the joy of the season with Ann Storck staff and residents is one of the most fulfilling parts of our work at Aetna.”

Ann Storck Center (ASC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ASC has been serving the community for over 65 years, originally being known as the Pediatric Care Center, then in 1981 becoming known as ASC. The Center cares for the most medically fragile and vulnerable individuals in South Florida. It strives to create an exceptional living and learning environment which helps to discover abilities and builds independence. The dedicated staff provides compassionate and caring services for the more than 300 children and adults daily and is commended for their commitment to excellence. ASC continues to raise the bar and set standards of care for others to follow. For up-to-date information, please visit,, on Instagram and Twitter @AnnStorckCenter.

Ann Storck Center
1790 SW 43rd Way
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
(954) 584-8000
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