South Shore Native Receives Special Lifetime Achievement Award at 90

On September 20th, Claire Botsch received a special Lifetime Achievement Award from Cornerstone at Canton, the Assisted Living and Memory Support Community that she calls home. Staff and family members participated in the award ceremony (both in-person and virtually) that highlighted Claire’s life story and personal achievements. The event also served as a 90th birthday celebration for Claire.

Born in Stoughton and raised in Sharon, Claire started her own family in Canton with husband Frederick Botsch, raising seven children. Frederick was a Canton Firefighter and Claire worked at the Department as a secretary. She enjoys Cornerstone at Canton’s location, situated right next to the Canton Fire Department. These days, you can find Claire participating in exercise and therapeutic art classes offered at Cornerstone, and she is immensely proud of her 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mike Schaus, Cornerstone’s Executive Director, explained the Lifetime Achievement Award by saying “The award celebrates Claire’s rich life history and lifelong accomplishments. Too many seniors in our society become anonymous even to their own neighbors, but at Cornerstone we make it a point to learn all we can about residents and their families, and to highlight what makes them special.”

Cornerstone at Canton offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood® featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. To learn more about the community, visit