2019 3rd Annual SOAR Awards Presented by VANTAGE Aging

May 2nd, 2019

The Tangiers Event Center

Recognizing the people, businesses, and organizations that support positive aging in Summit County

Our Awards Include

Aging in Place Award

Presented to a service provider in Summit County who has helped older adults stay in their homes.

2018 Aging in Place Nominees (left to right): Holly Miller, Ohio Living Rockynol, and Rebuilding Together of Northeast Ohio

2018 Aging in Place Winner

Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio

Aging Environment Excellence

Presented to a housing service in Summit County who provides excellence in their living environments for older adults.

2018 Aging Environment Excellence Nominees: Paul Testa, Village of St. Edward, Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls, and Laurel Lake Retirement Community

2018 Aging Environment Excellence Winner

Paul Testa

Age Friendly Business

Presented to a business in Summit County who strives to be friendly to older adults in how they do business.

2018 Age-Friendly Business Nominees: Summit Metro RTA, Stan Hywett Hall, and Stellar Private Cable Systems

2018 Age-Friendly Business Winner

Stellar Private Cable Systems

VANTAGE Aging Community Partner of the Year Award

Determined by the leadership team and the Board of Directors of VANTAGE, this award is presented to a person or agency that assisted VANTAGE Aging in serving older adults through collaborative efforts.

Akron Community Foundation Vice President, Community Investment John Garofalo

VANTAGE Aging Donor of the Year Award

A person who furthered the mission of VANTAGE Aging through an in-kind of financial donation or through the gift of time.

Donor of the Year, ActionLink

Joe Ruby Collaboration in Aging Award

Presented to a group of people or an organization who improved services to older adults through a collaborative effort in Summit County.

2018 Joe Ruby Collaboration in Aging Award Nominees: Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Summit County Probate Court, and Akron Community Foundation

2018 Joe Ruby Collaboration in Aging Service Winner

Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro

Age Friendly City Award

This award will be presented to a city in Summit County who is making efforts in making their city more friendly as outlined by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities checklist.

2017 Age-Friendly City Nominees: The City of Barberton - William Judge, Mayor; The City of Green - Gerard Neugebauer, Mayor; The City of Twinsburg - Ted Yates, Mayor

2018 Age-Friendly City Winner

City of Barberton, Mayor William Judge

Special Recognition in Innovation

This award is presented to a person or organization who has completed an innovative project or activity resulting in improving the lives of older adults.

2018 Special Recognition in Innovation

Summit County Probate Court

Ed Kaufman Leadership in Aging Award

This award is presented to a leader in Summit County who strives to improve the lives of older adults though personal or professional efforts.

2017 Ed Kaufman Leadership in Aging Award Nominees: Barbara Heinzerling, Dr. Eileen Schwartz, and Margaret Scott

2018 Ed Kaufman Leadership in Aging Winner

Dr. Eileen Schwartz

Please considering participating in our 3rd Annual SOAR Awards by nominating a person or organization for a prestigious award.

Nominations accepted until April 1st, 2019

We are accepting sponsorships at www.vantageaging.org/soar

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