Center for Aging Annual Awards
|Kellie Flood, Harry Vickers, and Linda Jones|
Community leaders who are making a difference in the lives of older adults were saluted at the UAB Center for Aging’s eighth annual A Celebration of Life reception. The event, held October 11, 2009, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, recognized the tremendous contributions of older adults in the community and served to thank those who have helped support the center’s research, education, and service programs.
Chosen for his business and community-service leadership and his generous support of the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit at UAB Highlands, Harry Vickers received the McCallum Award. This award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service on behalf of the Center for Aging and its mission.
|Tom Blake, Jane Bishop, and Pam Nichols|
This year’s winners of the New Horizon Award, which recognizes nonprofit organizations that have worked to enhance the health and well-being of older adults in the community, were Sister Jane Bishop, OSB, and the Community of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church; Jefferson County Meals on Wheels; and Honor Flight Birmingham. The Bynum Award, which honors adults 75 years or older who continue to work to improve the health and well-being of older adults in the community, went to Emmie C. and Herman D. Bolden, Nelldeane Price, Elois Ramsay, and Gertrude “Trudy” A. Tharpe, Ph.D.
New this year was the Grandparents Award, created to recognize grandparents who have inspired young people to have a positive outlook on aging, to serve older adults, or to strengthen families. Inaugural awardees were Reverend J. A. “Jerry” Cherry, Julia Cochran, Edith Farmer, Ella B. Gaines, Weesa and William Matthews, Patricia Bolle Shepherd, and Phyllis Grusin Weinstein.
Maintaining the Momentum / Winter/Spring 2010