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Positive Images of Aging

The Positive Images of Aging Award was established by the Southeastern Association of Area Agencies on Aging to recognize individuals, groups, agencies, or businesses in the private and/or public sector who have presented a positive image of older individuals through their efforts in advertising, hiring practices, etc. This is a non-competitive award, which may be presented to any number of nominees, as approved by the Board.

Below are the recipients of this award:

1987Land's End
1988McDonald's, Wal-Mart
1989Days Inn of America, Super D Drug Company
1993Choice Hotels International, Tennessee Valley Authority-Health Services Division, and North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
1995Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken, SC, Leadership for an Independent Future for the Elderly, Memphis, TN, NationsBank, Columbia, SC, Radcliffe Elementary School, Aiken, SC, and The WMC Stations, Memphis, TN
1996Eastern NC Alzheimer's Chapter, Raleigh, NC, Southern Piedmont Alzheimer's Chapter, Charlotte, NC, Triad NC Alzheimer's Chapter, Winston-Salem, NC, Western NC Alzheimer's Chapter, Asheville, NC, Project LOVE, Columbia, SC, St. Petersburg Times, FL, Wal-Mart Store #630, Florence, SC, and WKNO-TV, Memphis, TN
1997Kellogg Company, and Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN
1999The Golden Life Newspaper, Senior Leaders, Inc., Kensington Foundation, Sun Trust Bank, Brandon Wilde
2000Wal-Mart Super Center, Edens Garden &, Aiken Elementary, Tropicana Product, Inc
2001Mattie C. Hall Health Care/Center Camp Wee Journey Intergenerational Day Camp, Andy Rooney, CBS News, South Carolina Silver Haired Legislature, Roy E. Mathis, Speaker, Kingsport Senior Center/Omega Challenge
2003North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature, Chad Buffkin-Golden Life Newspaper of Hartsville, SC, Joel Stoner and Daniel Curry - Kentucky Legal Aid
2004Tom Smith, TimesDaily from AL, Main Street Cafe and Catering from TN, Joyce Kidd from Johnson County, TN, Senior Center, KIPDA AAA Division of Social Services from Louisville, KY, Greenville, SC Sherriff's Office, Georgia Generations Magazine, Northern Services Volunteer Behavior Health Care System of TN
2005Northwest Piedmont Medicare Lookout Senior Theatre Troup of NC, Highlands Community Ministries Outreach Program of Louisville, KY, Barren River Family Cargiver Support Program of Ky, Rogersville, TN, Senior Citizens Center
2006North Carolina Regional LTCO Association for Faces of Long Term Care, Senior Lifestyles WBZT 1230 AM, Ron Kauffman, Host, News Connection USA for Mature Lifestyles and Senior Connection, Tri-County Elder Abuse Council, Covenant Senior Health, Baptist Regional Medical Center
2007Dr. Melissa Hakman &, Western Kentucky University, Connie Hodges &, United Way of NE Florida, Harriet Friedlander &, Elder Services Inc. , Retirement Living Television
2008WALB-TV, Albany, Georgia, Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency &, Ind. Living, Louisville, Kentucky, Kentucky Power Company, Hazard, Kentucky, Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program, Hopkinsville, Kentucky.
2009Hopkinsville Department of Parks &, Recreation, Kentucky, Mark Krevo, Bold City Media, Florida, WiregrassLive, LLC, Alabama, Dress for Success - Charlotte, North Carolina, Senior Serivce America, Inc. - Alabama Senior Aides Program, Alabama,
2010Johnson City Seniors' Center, Tennessee, The Golden Life Newspaper, South Carolina, WJCT, Florida, Johns Island Seniors, South Carolina, Pennyrile Elder Abuse Council, Kentucky.
2011Deborah Yetter, Kentucky, West Tennessee healthcare, Tennessee, Putnam County YMCA, Tennessee, Orangeburg YMCA, South Carolina, The Pennyrile Mental health &, Aging Coalition, Kentucky, ElderSource, Florida.
2012Anchor Radio of Louisville, Kentucky, Johnson City Seniors' Center, Tennessee, Task Force for LGBT Elders in Northeast Florida, Florida, The Pennyrile Alzheimer's Support Group, Kentucky
2013Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging, Kentucky
2014ElderSource LGBT Program, Florida, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, Georgia, Walgreen Drugstore, North Carolina, US Smokeless Tobacco/Pennyrile Allied Community Services, Kentucky, Highlands Community Ministries Shaffer Enrichment Center, Kentucky, Dr. Donald N. & Jane L. Berning Foundation, Kentucky, The Golden Life Newspaper, South Carolina
2015KIPDA Centenarian Program, Kentucky, Johnson City Hip Hikers, Tennessee, Larry Stone, StoneCom Radio Station