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LIFE's Legacy Awards

Fourth Annual LIFE's Legacy Awards

Nominations Open February 1 Through March 9!

Each year, LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine devotes its May issue to celebrating National Older Americans Month and the vast accomplishments of seniors in Green Country. And again this year, we're honoring local seniors and caregivers with LIFE's Legacy Awards.

LIFE’s Legacy Awards and the Vintage Newsmagazine will celebrate seniors and family caregivers who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to improving their community and the lives of others. Do you know someone who is committed to making the world we live in a better place? If so, nominate them! Anyone can nominate someone for LIFE’s Legacy Awards!

The Selection Process:
Nominees will be reviewed and voted upon by a selection committee made up of aging services professionals. The selection committee will review nominations following the submission deadline on March 9, 2017. All decisions will be finalized by March 15, 2017.

Recognizing Award Recipients:
Award recipients in each category will be formally announced in the May 2017 issue of LIFE's Vintage Newsmagazine and invited to attend the Awards' reception for public recognition, award presentation and celebration.

LIFE’s Legacy Award Categories:

LIFE's Legacy of Leadership Award celebrates a visionary leader (age 55+) who exhibits integrity and collaboration while doing extraordinary work to strengthen our community for a brighter and more prosperous future. Exemplary leaders may be accomplished through any of the following means: (a) active and expansive committee participation; (b) official leadership role within a professional organization; (c) official leadership role within a civic or community organization, e.g. non-profit, senior center, religious institution, school board, etc. Nomination essays should discuss the nominee's most prominent award-deserving qualities and actions, as well as the benefits that have resulted from them.

LIFE's Legacy of Volunteerism Award celebrates an individual senior (55+) who has made a significant impact in their local community by devoting their time and talents through volunteerism and/or mentorship. This may be accomplished through any of the following means: (a) independent volunteerism; (b) volunteerism through an organization; (c) a formal advisory position; (d) a formal mentoring program; (e) an informal relationship with a mentee or group of mentees. Nomination essays should discuss the nominee's most prominent award-deserving qualities and actions, as well as the benefits that have resulted from them.

Legacy of Inspiration Award celebrates an individual senior (55+) whose life, actions, accomplishments and attitude inspire others to live each day more intently and to cultivate their own positive habits. This senior is an everyday hero and should embody core character values such as respect, responsibility, kindness, compassion, selflessness, acceptance, perseverance and positivity. Nomination essays should discuss the nominee's most prominent award-deserving qualities and actions, as well as the inspiration that has resulted from them.

LIFE's Legacy of Family Caregiving Award celebrates an individual who has cared for a senior-aged loved one with extraordinary compassion and commitment to dignity and support, as well as continued dedication to their own well-being. The award recipient may be an adult child, a spouse or another family member of the care recipient. Nominees should demonstrate their merit for this award through the following means: (a) the ability to admit when they need help; (b) the ability to seek out and/or accept assistance from others, including public/community support; (c) a commitment to continued personal education about aging and/or disease specific to their care recipient; (d) a continued commitment to personal well-being and engagement in their own life; and (e) the maintained ability to see and embrace the humor in the facts of life.

 

To submit a typed nomination by mail or fax: Include the following: (a) name, phone number and email address of the nominator; (b) name and phone number of the nominee; (c) the award being nominated for; and (d) a personal essay (500 word limit) explaining why you think the nominee deserves the award. Mail or fax to: Attn: Editor, at LIFE Senior Services, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135 or (918) 664-9922.

All nominations must be received by March 9, 2017 to be considered for selection.