Champion for the Aging

Nominations now being sought for the 2018 Champion for the Aging Award.

Champion for the Aging Award Nomination Form

To nominate a person for ElderServe’s 2018 Champion for the Aging Award, please complete this form and submit by November 1, 2017. Those not selected will be retained for consideration in coming years. Please contact Lisa Cobb at 502.736.3825 or ltcobb@elderserveinc.org with questions.

Please give specific examples of how your nominee has demonstrated several of the criteria listed on the Champion for the Aging nomination criteria found above. Feel free to send additional attachments (i.e. photos, newspaper articles, testimonials, etc.) that serve to support this nomination to ltcobb@elderserveinc.org.

CHAMPION for the AGING AWARD 2018

Nomination Criteria

The Champion for Aging Award is given annually to an advocate for older adults who has a proven track record in several of the following areas:

  • Has a longstanding commitment to advance the understanding of, and service to, our community’s aging population.
  • Has made an outstanding contribution toward the welfare of older adults in the areas of research, education, professional development, communications, public policy, public-private partnerships, advocacy or innovative programs or services.
  • Promotes a greater awareness of, and social responsibility for, the community’s aging population.
  • Works tirelessly to ensure that community resources are in place to advance the safety, health, dignity and well-being of older adults.
  • Has a history of leadership and influence that has improved the quality of life for area seniors.
  • Engages a variety of community resources to work together creatively on behalf of seniors, not only for the benefit of older adults but also for the organizations, service providers, families and communities that support them.
  • Works to ensure that the senior segment of the population is included in legislative and social deliberations that impact the rest of the general population.
  • Inspires others to advocate for seniors by implementing senior-specific programs, services or resources within their own businesses or professional practices.
  • Works to develop positive social attitudes toward older adults.
  • Holds a vision for the future of senior services, and works to equip current resources to meet the evolving needs of older adults.

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2017 Champion for the Aging Award Luncheon Raises More than $90,000

In 2017, ElderServe honored Dr. Keith Knapp as its Champion for the Aging before 350 attendees. After a long career in serving older adults, he is now an associate professor at Bellarmine University in the health services and senior living leadership program (full bio below).

Event Chairman Pat Malloy, chairman and CEO of Elmcroft Senior Living, was instrumental in helping ElderServe raise nearly $94,000 through donations and sponsorships. Without our sponsors, the luncheon would not be possible, and their support is key to helping us empower older adults to live independently with dignity.

If you’d like to sponsor our 2018 luncheon, please contact our development director, Lisa Cobb, at 502.736.3825.