SOAR Judged Awards
Thank you for submitting a nomination for the Mature Services SOAR Judged Awards! The nomination process will begin February 15th and end March 24th, 2017. The top three nominated businesses will be notified by email and winners will be announced at the Mature Services SOAR event on May 23, 2017. You are welcome to submit more than one nomination; however, you may not submit the same person or organization for more than one category.
**NOTE: The nominee must be a resident/business of Summit County. If you would rather fill out the form by hand and mail it in, click here for a printed version.
Joe Ruby Collaboration in Aging Service Award
Joe Ruby served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities from 1981 until 2016. During his tenure he did so much to encourage collaboration in an effort to produce better outcomes for older adults including Community Based Care Transitions Program, Community Care Coordination and provider alignment in a variety of service areas. This award will go to a group of people or organizations who improved services to older adults through a collaborative effort in Summit County.
Age Friendly City Award
The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities project has developed a checklist as a tool for assessing and making our cities age friendly. This award will go to a city in Summit County who is making efforts in making their city more age friendly.
Innovations in Aging Award
This award goes to a person or organization who has done something innovative in the last year in Summit County to serve older adults. The innovation can be in any category as long as the outcome improved the lives of older adults.
Ed Kaufman Leadership in Aging Award
In 1977 Ed Kaufman became the leader of Mature Services and took a struggling, startup nonprofit to a multi-service organization that empowers seniors to thrive in our community. He led the organization until his death in 2011. His legend lives on today in the mission of Mature Services. This award will go to a leader in Summit County who through their leadership has improved the lives of older adults.
Printed nomination forms may be found here and may be returned to the attention of Dawn Moeglin, Director of Community Engagement
The nomination process is is now closed