Practicing emergency medicine for 35 years, Dr. Fastow was often struck by the avoidable nature of many senior visits to the emergency room. He is interested in pursuing solutions to this problem through education of caregivers and patients in the technological advances that will provide better care outside the ER and the hospital. In addition to his clinical experience, he has operated a large firm contracting for physician services to community hospitals and has been involved in leadership positions in the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Maryland Medical Society and several home owners’ associations. Dr. Fastow views the Senior Connection as a support resource for senior citizens in the community providing dietary, educational, wellbeing and transportations services.
Mardi is a committed community volunteer who moved here in 2009. She is active at St. Thomas Episcopal Church serving on the vestry and leading various lay ministries. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. She is a committed volunteer for various fund development projects of the garden. She is a member of the Wood River Women’s Foundation since 2015.
“Let us give back to our senior population what they so generously have given us by supporting them with essential services and meaningful programs. This gift will indeed give them a feeling of community living their purposeful and passion filled lives.”
Hailey City Council, Airport Authority, Hailey URA
Christopher Simms has been an attorney for 28 years and currently works as the Hailey City Attorney. He has lived in the Valley for 18 years, and joined the board in 2018. “By serving on the Board at the Senior Connection I hope to participate and promote social interaction with people at all stages of life, to create a sense of belonging and support in a fun environment.”