NCOA Awards Recognize National Leadership in Aging


Annual Awards Presented at Largest Yearly Gathering of Aging Professionals

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Aging (NCOA) will present its annual Leadership Awards at the 2012 ASA Aging in America Conference, March 28-April 1, in Washington, D.C.


NCOA is one of the featured collaborative organizations at the event, which is the nation's largest gathering of professionals from the fields of aging, health care, and education.

NCOA's special awards ceremony will be held on March 30 from 6-7 p.m. The distinguished recipients of this year's awards are:

  • Christine Beatty from Madison Senior Center, Madison, WI, who will receive the Geneva Mathiasen Award for major contributions to NCOA and its programs as part of her work with NCOA's National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC).
  • The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust from Phoenix, AZ, which will receive the Arthur Flemming Award for establishing powerful partnerships that build bridges between the public and private sector so that older adults are better able to weather the hazards and vicissitudes of life.
  • Dr. Kate Lorig of Stanford University, who will receive the Jack Ossofsky Award for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), which epitomizes the achievement of taking a creative, new idea and developing it into a successful program, service, or policy that helps older people achieve vital aging.
  • Carter Cattlett Williams and T. Franklin Williams (posthumously) of Rochester, NY, who will receive the Claude Pepper Award for their pioneering vision and excellence in community-based long-term care over the last 50+ years.

"NCOA is proud to recognize such influential individuals in the field of aging for 2012," said Jim Firman, president and CEO of NCOA. "These national leaders have worked with NCOA to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, and we cannot thank them enough for their contributions."

Full details on the conference can be found at

About NCOA  
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for millions of older adults—especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged—and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently, and remain active in their communities. For more information, please visit: | |

SOURCE National Council on Aging

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