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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nominate someone who works to make life better for area older adults and people with disabilities - deadline extended

COA 2014 Annual Award winners
2014 COA Annual Awards Program winners (pictured from left): Outstanding Professional in Aging Kim Clark, Warren County Commissioner Tom Ariss, Outstanding Caregiver Mayme Gillaspy and Outstanding Service Provider Rosalind Burnett.

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio is accepting nominations for its 2015 Annual Awards Program. The awards recognize caregivers, volunteers and professionals in the field of aging who work to make life better for older adults and people with disabilities. Click here for nomination form. The nomination deadline has been extended until January 22, 2015.

Winners will be honored at COA`s Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony, March 4 at the Sharonville Convention Center. The meeting will include a buffet lunch, brief overview of COA`s 2014 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 3-4, 2015. 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 or people with disabilities 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 and people with disabilities. 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 or person with disabilities by making his or her life easier, better and longer. The nomination must demonstrate that the nominee respects the rights of the care recipient and provides consistent dedication to the care of the older adult or person with disabilities. All nominees must reside in COA’s service area: which includes: Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton or Warren counties

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