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Patricia Porter


Patricia Porter recently joined the A/Z Health & Elder Law Firm as the Director of Community Relations and Education.  She brings over 20 years of experience to the A/Z team working with the elderly and their families to find solutions for their care needs.   Her personal story includes the loss of her Father at an early age and a Mother who suffered a movement disorder.  She understands the emotional challenges, resources and support needed for an aging family member.       She has served on several boards and has been intricately involved in many major fundraisers over the years to further the education and support of the elderly and the community.  She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and has extensive training in dementia, health issues and working with healthcare professionals.  It is an honor for her to be part of the A/Z team and continue her service to the elderly.

In her spare time, you might find her on a nearby golf course or enjoying the magic of her two beautiful grandchildren, Penny and Emmett.


Elected to be on the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club Oak Park-River Forest

Selected to be on the Board of Directors for the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

Member of the Oak Park -River Forest Chamber of Commerce

Chosen by Dr. Thomas Cornwell to be an integral part of the committee for the John Drury Fundraiser “Changing Lives Together”, that generated over $100K for Home Care Physicians

Business and Professional Vice-President, Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Health Committee Member, DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Lombard, Illinois

Gerontology Advisory Board, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Co-chairman of “The Purple Tea,” educating the largest group of women ever in the state of Illinois; sponsored by Central DuPage Hospital, The American Cancer Society, and Marriott Senior Living Services

Creator and Coordinator of the first “Sports Ball” fundraiser with The Southwest Suburban Center on Aging, LaGrange Memorial Hospital, and Marriott Senior Living Services, raising over $25,000



  • Received the award for Highest Net Absorption for the company in 2008
  • Received the award for Highest Net Absorption for the company in 2007
  • Honored with “Be the Leader for 2000” award for top performance for Marriott’s Wheaton Brighton Gardens at the National Convention in Nashville
  • Received the Marriott’s “Be the Leader Award”, 1 st , 2 nd , 3 rd and 4 th quarter for 2000 for Wheaton Brighton Gardens
  • Won First Place, in the Sprint to the Finish contest. Achieved the greatest number of sales/non-refundable reservations and net move-ins for the last 3 periods of 1999
  • Achieved Golden Circle status for Marriott Senior Living Services, first quarter, 2001
  • Attained highest Regional Census for 2001 for Marriott’s Wheaton Brighton Gardens
  • Honored for personal contributions for “The Purple Tea” at Alice S. Marriott Day
  • Received Ralph L. Wheaton award for contributions to the Wheaton History Center


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