Team Photogenic
West Seattle resident Charlene Boyd, Chief Operations Administrator for Skilled and Assisted Living at Providence Health & Services, with keynote speaker National Geographic photographer David McLain and Providence Mount St. Vincent board member Julie Thompson at The Mount’s Legacy Luncheon fundraiser held Oct. 3, 2013.

Providence Mt. St. Vincent Legacy Luncheon raised $200,000

Award-winning National Geographic photographer David McLain shared stunning images and stories of elders from around the world at the Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation's fundraising luncheon Oct. 3. The event raised $200,000.

McLain showed, via a multi-media presentation, elders who are living vibrant, passionate and long lives and the profound effect of embracing one's Ikigai, or "reason for being" as it relates to longevity, fulfillment and happiness.

This year's luncheon theme was "Finding Your Ikigai--Discover Your Reason for Being No Matter Your Age" and McLain's presentation fit with Providence Mount St. Vincent's mission to offer older adults a loving home in its assisted living and skilled nursing facility as they age and continue toward the end of their life's journey.

"At Providence Mount St. Vincent we strive to help all who live here to find meaning and purpose in their lives, regardless of stage in life or the challenges often faced in aging," said Molly Swain, executive director of the Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation.

McLain, who lives in North Yarmouth, Maine, with his wife and two children, in 2005 photographed "The Secrets of Living Longer" cover story for National Geographic, which took him around the world to illustrate what made elders strong and healthy into their later years.

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