GGS established an early tradition of recognizing significant achievement and contributions to the field of aging. Since 1966, the Annual Meeting and Conference has included an Awards Ceremony as a particular highlight. During the first years, awards were given in a variety of categories – Individual, Professional, Distinguished Service, and area of service. With the passage of time, the number and type of awards has become more established. Several awards have been named for individuals who have been significant to the Georgia Gerontology Society and to gerontology in the state of Georgia – John Tyler Mauldin, Elsie Alvis, Louis Newmark, Marietta Suhart, Dan Hickman, David L. Levine, and Kay Hind.
You must be a GGS member to submit a nomination, but you may recognize anyone in Georgia whom you feel is deserving of a pat on the back. Consider dedicated staff and volunteers, committed advocates, or that supportive local legislator.
Please fill out one nomination form for each award you are submitting and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org midnight on May 3, 2019. Additional narrative pages may be added to more fully describe the nominee’s background, experience and why you are nominating that individual. You may submit multiple nominations, but, please, nominate each individual for one award only.
Thank you for taking the time to support GGS and those individuals who ensure the best lives possible for older Georgians. We look forward to receiving your nominations!