Award Winners 2014

Lifetime Achievement Award

Executive Director of the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7), Pamela Matura, was recently surprised and humbled when she was awarded with a special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) at their recent conference at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

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Practitioner of the Year

Antonia M. Carroll, MA, LSW
Director
Franklin County Office on Aging

Gerontology undergraduate with specialization in Long Term Care Administration.

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Best Conference Theme of the Year

Laura B. Darlak
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging
Margaret Blenkner Research Institute

Focuses upon the influence of transpersonal psychology on the study of aging, spirituality, and religion.

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Outstanding Gerontology Researcher of the Year

Heather L. Menne, Phd
Senior Research Scientist
Margaret Blenkner Research Institute
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Her research explores the theoretical underpinnings of the stress process for individuals with cognitive impairment, family caregivers, and formal caregivers. Her recent work includes ongoing evaluation of the evidence-based “Reducing Disability in Alzheimer’s Disease” program in Ohio.

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Outstanding Gerontology Educator of the Year

Charles Stelle – Bowling Green State University

Dr. Charles Stelle, associate professor in the gerontology program at Bowling Green State University was named Educator of the Year for 2014 by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE). Stelle was presented the award at the 38th annual OAGE conference on March 28, 2014 held in Dayton, Ohio.

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Nominations

OAGE accepts nominations of individuals in Ohio to be recognized for their contributions in the areas of education, research, and practice. For more information, click on the links below.