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Everett N. Luce Community Champion in Aging Services Awards

Each year, Senior Services presents the Everett N. Luce Award to an individual and an organization for their leadership and contributions toward improving the quality of life for older adults in Midland County. You can recognize a community champion by nominating them for this award.

Awards
Everett N. Luce Community Champion Award for Individuals seeks to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and advocacy toward improving community conditions or services provided to older Midland County residents.

Everett N. Luce Community Champion Award for Group or Organization seeks to recognize a community organization or business which champions senior causes and has made positive contributions to improve the lives of seniors in Midland County.

Ideas for Nominees
Possible nominees can be anyone or any business or organization that goes above and beyond for the older population in Midland County: Senior housing administrators, department stores, restaurants, business owners, attorneys, estate planners, community activity centers, banks, volunteers, service organizations, event organizers, etc. Past winners have included Cliff Miles, Midland Community Center, Yvonne Corbat, Midland Daily News, Joseph Lubbehusen, Gene Susalla, Creative 360, Laura Kubit and The Diaper Alliance.

Criteria

  • The individual or organization/group demonstrates extraordinary leadership that improves the lives of seniors in Midland County.
  • It is preferred that the award recipient(s) or their representative be available to receive the recognition at the Senior Services Annual meeting on November 8, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.
  • Nominations must be returned to Senior Services by October 8, 2018.
  • Employees of Senior Services are not eligible for nomination.

Background
Dr. Everett Luce spearheaded the development of Midland County’s organized efforts to provide for the needs of Midland’s older citizens, especially those in failing health or in impoverished circumstances. He led the team of local leaders who attended the first White House Conference on Aging in 1960. Returning with a determination to make a real difference in the quality of life for seniors, Dr. Luce and his colleagues established the Midland County Committee on Aging. Under his leadership, within a few years the committee was incorporated as the Midland County Council on Aging (known as Senior Services), launching the organization that now serves 2,500+ County seniors a year. His advocacy and vision provided the resources and direction the organization took over its first twenty years, when Dr. Luce served as its Board President.