PNA Calls for

Senior Advocacy Award Nominations

Since 2009 the Professional Network on Aging has recognized the need to honor those in our region who work to make life better for our older citizens. The Senior Advocacy Award was originally established in memory of Cynthia Patterson, to recognize individuals whose life and work demonstrate a passion for service to seniors and whose actions are a strong advocacy for the senior population. In 2017 the Professional Network on Aging renamed the Senior Advocacy Award in honor of Bob Bernstein, who was one of the original founders of PNA.

PNA would like to invite all interested parties to submit nominations for the Senior Advocacy Award, to be presented at its Professional Conference on February 20, 2018. Persons eligible to be nominated must live or work in Shelby, Fayette, McNairy or Tipton counties in Tennessee, Crittenden County in Arkansas or Desoto County in Mississippi, and have at least 5 years’ experience working with seniors. The nomination packet contains a form to be completed and must include two letters of recommendation.

Previous winners of this prestigious award include Dr. Robert Burns, a specialist in geriatric medicine; Terrie Kirksey, former Director of the Josephine K. Lewis Center and current Assistant Director of Creative Aging; Lester Gingold, former publisher of The Best Times; Jo Ann Harris, Director Senior Adult Ministry at Central Church; and Bob Bernstein, owner of Geriatric Consultants and longtime advocate for seniors.

Submit Your Nomination
The Senior Advocacy Award is a great way to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of members of our community who have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of our older residents. Submit your nomination by email, fax, mail, or contact Judy Rautine, 901-484-2607. Nominations must be submitted by December 31, 2017 by email, fax or mail to the Professional Network on Aging Office.

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