UALA Awards the Late Becky Lockhart with Lifetime Hero Award
In May 2015, the Board of Directors of the Utah Assisted Living Association (UALA) determined its first recipient of the Lifetime Hero Award to be Rebecca D. Lockhart for her lifetime commitment to assisted living and care for senior citizens. Lockhart was the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives in Utah, serving until the end of 2014. This is the first time that the Board of Directors expanded the Hero award category by creating the Lifetime Hero Award.
Many people have followed Lockhart’s struggle with her sudden illness of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease or CJD. Lockhart was known for her many accomplishments that she achieved in her life. Lockhart started her career in nursing then realized her passion for politics and decided to run for office in legislative district 64 as its representative. Steven Sabins,President of UALA and owner of Bel Aire Senior Living said, “We owe much to Becky Lockhart for her efforts over the years in making our assisted living operating and care environments as fulfilling and promising as they have become for us and the residents we serve.”
Lockhart’s passion in the legislature helped the Senior Living industry; Lockhart would always look for legislative issues regarding senior living and would speak to the board when she felt something could affect the assisted living industry in general. Lockhart was a great wife, mother, and the Utah Assisted Living Association is pleased to honor her with the Lifetime Hero Award. Her daughter, Hannah Lockhart, accepted The UALA Lifetime Hero Award in her behalf.
About Utah Assisted Living Association (UALA)
The Association’s vision is to promote the concept of assisted living throughout the State of Utah, increase knowledge and improve skills of its members, and assist regulatory bodies in defining standards as they apply to the management of senior housing and care.