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Emeritus Senior Living “Free Rent” Talent Contest Winner Announced; Winner Donates Prize ($50,000 Value) to Neighbor in Need

Emeritus Senior Living
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Contact: Jennifer Herits, 609-279-0050 x103,

For Immediate Release:

ELK GROVE, CA – Non-profit organization 3in4 Association, its spokesperson Dr. Marion Somers, and Emeritus Senior Living today announced the winner of its national senior talent competition – who promptly donated his prize to a neighbor in need. Nat Brown, 73, competed against 300 seniors nationwide to win a year-long stay at an Emeritus senior living community – worth $50,000. 11 runners-up received week-long stays. A self-taught musician who lost his eyesight as a teenager and has played with Little Richard, Tina Turner and Etta James, Nat wanted to share his prize with someone truly deserving, so he donated it to a local senior with little family and few belongings.

“We will all be impacted by long-term care in some way. That is our message to Americans, and that’s the message reinforced by Nat’s incredible gesture,” said Dr. Marion.

“Sharing this prize is what gives it real meaning,” said Nat. “I know that Emeritus will provide dignity and respect in a caring environment for someone who needs it most.”

Dr. Marion will present Nat and his winner designee with the prize at an event on Thursday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at Emeritus at Laguna Creek, 6727 Laguna Park Drive, Elk Grove. Nat will perform, along with singer and contest runner-up Theda Jackson.

About 3in4 Association and Dr. Marion
The 3in4 Need More campaign ( is a public service and the educational component of the 3in4 Association, a nonprofit 501(c) (6) corporation. 3in4 Need More is a nationwide movement exclusively dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of planning for one’s long-term care needs. Its national spokesperson is elder care expert/author Dr. Marion Somers (, a leading authority on aging and caregiving.

About Emeritus
Emeritus Senior Living is the nation’s largest assisted living and memory care provider, with the ability to serve approximately 49,700 residents. More than 28,000 employees support 476 communities throughout 44 states coast to coast. Emeritus offers the spectrum of senior residential choices, care options and life enrichment programs that fulfill individual needs and promote purposeful living throughout the aging process. Learn more at