Each year the Administration for Community Living establishes a national theme to spotlight Older Americans and allow local partners to contribute by implementing special initiatives that highlight citizens and organizations. The 2020 theme is “Make Your Mark”. This theme was selected to encourage and celebrate the countless contributions that older adults make to our communities by sharing their time, experience, and talents that benefit family, peers, and neighbors daily and highlights the difference everyone can make in the lives of older adults in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Office on Aging and Disability Services recognizing the valuable contributions of the County residents who are mentors/leaders in making a positive impact in the lives of others through the Profiles for Positive Aging Award. This anniversary along with the current pandemic, gives us time to reflect and understand the importance of the theme (Make Your Mark), this special recognition and to thank those who continue to lead by example.To be honored, we asked the community to consider nominating people they know who are Somerset County residents age 60 or older who have made an impact on them and/or an organization to which they are connected. Examples include leading self-help groups, health promotion activities and serving on community-based committees that are health/safety focused; leading/assisting with consumer-protection related projects.
2020 Profiles of Positive Aging Awardees
Updated on 06/26/2020 10:43 AM
As role models, these honorees:
Utilize their talents/skills to benefit and inspire others; Embrace an active lifestyle in mind, body, or spirit; Share their time, experience and knowledge positively impacting their community; & Live life to the fullest!