Communities throughout the United States are undergoing an unprecedented population shift, resulting in more residents over the age of 60 than under the age of 15. Professionals from many sectors – such as health care, business, social work, law, design – are needed to respond to the unique and diverse needs of older adults in our communities.
To honor all professionals who currently work in issues related to aging, the Friedman family has elected to expand their annual professional development award, offered since 2003. The 2015 Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Award for Excellence in Service to Older Adults is newly offered to anyone within the St. Louis Metro region who has made outstanding contributions in service to older adults. Contributions through practice, education, advocacy and research will all be considered.
According to Lynn Friedman Hamilton, daughter of Harvey and Dorismae, “My family and I are pleased to expand the geographical outreach in search of Friedman Award recipients. There are so many qualified professionals in aging in our service area, all of whom are doing exemplary work with great passion. We are proud that we will have the opportunity to recognize them annually and offer them support to continue to advance their service to older adults in the St. Louis region.”
Award recipients receive formal public recognition of the award at the annual Friedman Lecture hosted by the Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, part of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. They will also receive a plaque and up to $3,000 for aging-related professional development endeavors including conference-related fees and travel expenses, books, journal subscriptions, field or research related software/hardware, etc.
The award continues to be supported by the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital from the Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Friedman Endowment for Aging Fund.
Call for Nominations
The nomination deadline is EXTENDED to Friday, March 13.
Nominations should be sent to the CenterforAging@wustl.edu and must include a letter of recommendation and the nominee’s contact information. Questions can be directed to Stephanie Herbers, center manager, or by calling 314-747-9234.