We help seniors resolve legal & long-term care problems


Wednesday, August 26

5 to 5:30 p.m.  Virtual Happy Hour

5:30 to 6:15 p.m.  Virtual Program


Join us as we celebrate our inspiring 2020 honorees.  All our Seniors Who Rock are at least 70 years old and are still making vibrant contributions to our community!

This year we are taking our event online instead of in-person.  Join us from the comfort of your own home, with the beverage of your choice, as we toast three amazing seniors and enjoy their words of wisdom.  While there is no charge to attend, you will have the opportunity to give a gift or support us with a sponsorship when you register.

You will also have the opportunity to purchase a “Bourbon Bonus” or “Party Pack” when you register.  Vonderhaar’s Catering will deliver your Party Pack to enjoy with your guests or on your own.  A Party Pack or Bourbon Bonus may be purchased on it’s own or added to your registration or sponsorship.   Your additional purchase helps support our advocates’ important work for Ohio seniors.

Our Inspiring 2020 Honorees

Jean Dowell

A pioneer in women’s basketball, Ohio Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer, legendary basketball coach and director of athletics at Mt. St. Joseph University, and softball star, Jean launched her next chapter with a guitar and her singing voice.  She supports many charitable causes with musical performances.


James Johnson

Founder of Summer Work Experience in the Law (SWEL) in 1988, Jim retired briefly from the City Solicitor’s office before embarking on his work for juveniles with the Hamilton County Public Defender, seeking to find hope in what others deemed hopeless.  Although now retired, Jim continues to actively support SWEL, mentoring and connecting African American college and high school students for a career in the law.

Barbara Kellar

While she began her career as an educator, Barbara is probably best known for her local philanthropy including her nearly 50 years of service to CET and public television.  Among her numerous honors are her 2019 MacDowell medal for lifetime support of the Arts, and a regional Emmy Award for her PBS program, “Showcase with Barbara Kellar.”


Thank you for helping us recognize incredible seniors in our community.

Thank You, Sponsors!

Many thanks to our renewing sponsors Barnes Dennig, Cuni, Ferguson & LeVay, Graydon Head & Ritchey, Hesch Law, Mellott & Mellott, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, Dimity & Matt Orlet, PNC Bank, Ritter Daniher Financial Advisory, Robbins, Kelly, Patterson & Tucker, and Taft Law.   Welcome to Heritage Bank and VonLehman CPA, our newest event sponsors!

Your Seniors Who Rock sponsorship supports critical services like ombudsman advocacy for people in nursing homes, education to avoid health care fraud and scams, and legal help for seniors facing situations that threaten their financial security.

In addition, we welcome in-kind support from Cincinnati Bar Association, Anne M. Maxfield, Nonprofit Consultant, CET Public Television, Ruth’s Parkside Cafe, Vonderhaar’s Catering,  ITA Audio Visual Solutions. and WMKV FM 89.3.

Contact Mary Day for information about giving or sponsorship – 513-458-5525, development@proseniors.org.

2019 Honorees

Maralyn Itzkowitz, Tom Cuni, Dolores J. Lindsay, and William Deimling, pictured with Dimity Orlet.

Take a trip down memory lane with more of our former Seniors Who Rock honorees.

Here’s a clip from 2019 Seniors Who Rock, before the advent of social distancing.

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