On the evening of January 30, 2017, ElderServe hosted the 12th annual Chocolate Dreams at the beautiful Mellwood Arts Center! Over 3,000 guests sampled chocolate creations from over 20 top local chefs while enjoying bourbon tastings, raffle baskets, and a live auction. Chefs competed for prizes in the savory, international, bluegrass, crazy, most creative, and people’s choice categories. Additionally, Gradus Shoemaker was the recipient of the Caregiver of the Year Award, presented by Today’s Transitions Magazine. “In our first year as a newly merged organization, this fundraiser brought in almost $75k, which will directly support older adults in the Louisville Metro area. Thanks to our wonderful chefs, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who made this event a tremendous success,” said Aaron Walther, chair of the event.