For the 17th consecutive year, the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE), with the support of the Ohio Department of Aging, is presenting the OAGE Practitioner of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that either have improved services to older adults through research and evaluation or have developed noteworthy partnerships with institutions of higher learning (e.g., universities, community colleges, technical schools) for the betterment of Ohio’s elders.
Examples of initiatives eligible for the Practitioner of the Year Award include student intern and mentorship programs; intergenerational programs that benefit students and older adults; use of performance measures to improve services; partnerships with institutions of higher learning to improve or expand services; research that results in improved practices or new services; and partnerships aimed at expanding the health and long-term care labor forces.
Nominations will be accepted via the OAGE website through Nov. 13, 2020.
The award will be presented at the OAGE virtual spring conference April 14-16, 2021.
The 2020 recipient of the OAGE Practitioner of the Year Award was Terry McQuillen, Director of Life Enrichment and Volunteer Coordinator, LSS The Good Shepherd, Ashland, who has made dedicated efforts to improve quality of life of older adults in her community.
For more information about the Practitioner of the Year Award, contact Ling Liou at firstname.lastname@example.org.