Senior Citizens, Inc. Announces Legends, Leaders, and Life Well Lived Awardees

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Senior Citizens, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for area seniors, is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Legends, Leaders, and Life Well Lived Award. The recipients, selected at the beginning of March, are all people who have contributed significantly to their community, who inspire others by the difference they have made to their communities, and who best exemplify a life well lived. 

The 2020 honorees are:


Eric Meyerhoff, Architect

Imagine Savannah without its iconic waterfront. It would have been a very real possibility, had it not been for Eric Meyerhoff, one of Savannah’s signature architects, and his business partner, Bob Gunn. Meyerhoff contributed to Savannah’s revitalization across many decades.


Arnold Tenenbaum, Businessman, Chatham Steel (posthumous)

Savannah businessman and philanthropist Arnold Tenenbaum was known for many things: his business acumen, his advocacy for the community, and his support of the arts and education. He was a true servant-leader and an ardent supporter of all segments of Savannah’s community.


Delores J. Washington, Educator and Advocate

As an educator, Delores J. Washington challenged students to be great and to actualize their full potential. In retirement, she has continued advocating for school resources, higher teacher compensation, and the needs of the state’s public school youth.

The awards luncheon, originally scheduled for May 1, has been postponed. The new date will be announced later. Funds raised at the luncheon will benefit all of SCI’s programs, including Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Health, and The Learning Center.

“While we regretfully had to postpone the awards luncheon, we wanted to honor those who were selected by our Awards Committee on March 2,” said Patti Lyons, president of SCI. “These older adults are really the building blocks of our community, and we have so many lessons that can be gleaned from their lives well lived.”