Norm Doty Wins 2015 Resident of the Year

On August 20, 2015, in front of thousands at the Arizona Health Care Association Awards Banquet located at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Norm Doty received the Resident of the Year Award. This award was a surprise to Mr. Doty. His son’s Stephen and Tim were also in attendance when Mr. Doty received his award.

Gayle Borter, the Director of Activities submitted the Resident of the Year nomination. According to Gayle, “Norm’s calm and caring nature lends stability and a welcoming atmosphere in our activity program. He meets and greets new residents and encourages involvement in the activity program. He greets and welcomes residents, staff and vendors. He is known to greet our older residents with “Hello young lady, how about a movie tonight?” He watches over his neighbors during Bingo ensure confident wins.”


Mr. Doty grew up on a dairy farm in Prattsburgh, NY. As an adult he drove truck for 38 years. He was active with his family and his faith. He has been a resident at Plaza Healthcare since June of 2013.

Organized in 1953, the Arizona Health Care Association has grown into a strong and viable group of long term care providers dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Arizona’s elderly and disabled in residential settings. Today, membership encompasses the majority of licensed, operating nursing care facilities in the state, who together provide continuous nursing care and assisted living services to over 15,000 residents. AHCA was founded to promote standards and ethics in the profession of long term health care, and to ensure quality care for nursing facility and assisted living residents. AHCA is a non-profit organization supported by membership dues, educational program fees and other services.