The Continuing Care Hall of Fame will induct four members this year at an Oct. 29 gala at the InterContinental New Orleans hotel.

Honored will be Maria Dwight, the late Rev. Dr. Richard Ice, Rev. Dr. Laverne Joseph and the late Rev. Paul White.

The hall of fame began in 2015, created by AV Powell, CEO of AV Powell & Associates. It honors individuals and organizations for their work in continuing care retirement communities, also known as life plan communities.

“The four individuals selected for the Class of 2017 collectively represent more than 150 years of service to this industry and certainly meeting the gold standard exemplified by the first two charter CCHoF members,” Powell said.

Dwight, as founder and CEO of Gerontological Services, has worked to plan varied and multicultural communities that focus on preventive care.

Ice is president and CEO emeritus of American Baptist Homes of the West, or ABHOW. During his 23-year tenure, the company grew to 33 retirement communities and nine health centers.

Joseph was the president and CEO of Retirement Housing Foundation for 30 years. During his career, he tripled the organization’s size to almost 200 communities serving 21,500 people in 29 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

White was the first president of Presby’s Inspired Life and was with the retirement and affordable housing company for 32 years. The organization began by serving 130 older adults and now serves more than 3,500.

The induction gala is by invitation only. For additional information, contact Thandi Nunn at (404) 845.0360, ext. 876, or [email protected]