In 1977, Shary Farr began working with terminally ill patients and their families, helping with end-of-life issues. Since then, she has continued to help individuals and families with aging, illness and end of life challenges.
Shary has created several programs which provide preparation and partnership for clients and their families as they experience the transitions of life. By planning ahead, we can ease difficult times for ourselves and those who care for us.
Shary and her husband, Congressman Sam Farr (retired), live in Carmel, California. They have one daughter and two grandchildren.
1980— Created “Second Growth,” seminars dealing with the emotional and financial issues of being widowed.
1985— Initiated the position of Financial Resources Consultant for Pacific Western Bank.
1986— Received the American Bankers Association Award for “efforts to enhance the image of the business of banking.”
1989— Received the “Women Helping Women” Award from Soroptimists International of the Monterey Peninsula and Carmel.
1992— Served as Life Planning Specialist for Hospice of the Central Coast.
1997— Created “Family Matters” Program for Monterey Federal Credit Union.
1998— Served as Life Planning Specialist for Hospice Foundation.
2001— Helped establish “Conversation with Life”– Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
2002— Named One of Ten Outstanding Women of Monterey County by the Commission on the Status of Women.
2008— Established Partners for Transitions: Providing Planning, Guidance and Partnership for Aging, Illness and End-of-Life.
2016— Received the Bending the Arc Award from the Monterey County Democrats.
2016— Named the Distinguished Honoree in Philanthropy by the Hospice Giving Foundation.
2017— Joined the Hospice Giving Foundation Board of Directors.