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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nominate someone who works to make life better for area older adults

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio is accepting nominations for its 2014 Annual Awards Program. The awards recognize caregivers, volunteers and professionals in the field of aging who work to make life better for older adults. Click here for nomination form. Nominations are due by January 15, 2014.

Winners will be honored at COA`s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, March 5 at the Sharonville Convention Center. The meeting will include a buffet lunch, brief overview of COA`s 2013 Annual Report from CEO Suzanne Burke, and the awards ceremony.

COA`s annual meeting and award ceremony is part of the Forum on Aging scheduled for March 4-5, 2014. The conference features nationally recognized keynote speakers and workshops designed with today`s aging network professional in mind. Click here for more information on Forum on Aging.

The award categories are:

OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL IN AGING - Honors an individual who consistently demonstrates all-around excellence in his or her professional arena. Nominees have established themselves as leaders in the field of aging and have made a significant contribution to services for older adults and their families in Southwestern Ohio. Award recipients are those who have had a profound and lasting impact through such endeavors as: teaching, research, advocacy, care management, planning, program development or organizational leadership. All nominees must be employed in COA’s service area: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton or Warren counties

OUTSTANDING DIRECT SERVICE PROVIDER (Professional or Volunteer) – Honors an individual who performs an outstanding job providing direct service to older adults which enhances their quality of life and independence. The nomination must show that the nominee exemplifies a strong commitment to the rights of older adults. All nominees must be employed in COA’s service area: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton or Warren counties

OUTSTANDING CAREGIVER AWARD – Honors a family or “informal” caregiver who does an outstanding job providing compassionate care for an older adult by making his or her life easier, better and longer. The nomination must demonstrate that the nominee respects the rights of the older adult and provides consistent dedication to the care of the older adult. All nominees must reside in COA’s service area: which includes: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton or Warren counties

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