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OAGE extends deadline for Practitioner of the Year Award nominations Bookmark

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For the 14th consecutive year, the 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 Dec. 1, 2017.

The award will be presented at the OAGE annual spring conference March 23, 2018 at the University of Akron.

The 2017 recipient of the OAGE Practitioner of the Year Award was Duana Patton, CEO, Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging.

For more information about the Practitioner of the Year Award, contact Amy Restorick Roberts at 513-529-6117 or rober128@miamioh.edu.



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