The Council on Aging believes that aging should be celebrated and embraced, and that older adults have a lifetime of wisdom and experience to offer communities. The Sage Awards is one way that we are changing the conversation about what it means to be part of the emerging – and vital – senior generation. The Sage Awards presented each year since 1991, are given to mature adults who have made outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee through a lifelong commitment of working to improve the quality of life in their communities.
In addition, we recognize one organization that has made a significant and positive impact on the lives of older adults in Middle Tennessee.
You may submit a nomination form below or contact the COA office at 615-353-4235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Nominations for the 2018 Sage Awards must be submitted in person, mailed, or emailed by Thursday, February 28, 2019.
Award recipients will be honored at the 2019 Sage Awards Luncheon. The recipient is required to be present for an orientation luncheon in mid-April and the Sage Award luncheon on October 28.
Criteria for Organization Nominations(for-profit, non-profit, or government agency): This award is open to any organization that makes a significant and positive impact on the lives of older adults in Middle Tennessee. Organizations should demonstrate a reputation for valuing and advocating for older adults, and for making outstanding contributions on behalf of older adults. Special consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate collaboration, with other businesses, non-profits, or government, in their corporate social responsibility efforts. We welcome nominations of organizations nominated in previous years but not selected.
Please watch the videos below to learn more about our 2018 honorees: Carrie Hudson, Mary Mills, Dorothy & Joe Scarlett, Drs. Pramod & Geeta Wasdev, and Alive Hospice.
Nancy Conway, Em Ghianni, Susan Huggins, Gwendolyn Vincent & FiftyForward
|2016||Berdelle Campbell, Brenda Gilmore, Cleatrice McTorry, James Vandiver|
Sophia L. K. Beamon, Toni W. Heller, Ida K. Martin, Emmie Jackson McDonald*
|2014||May Dean Eberling, Sharon W. Hurt, Jim & Hilda McGregor|
George H. Cate, Jr., Senator Douglas Henry*, Larry Keeton, Lois Orr Winston
|2012||Marcy* & Seawell Brandau, Sandra D. H. Hunt, Evelyn R. Richmond|
|2011||Jimmie White Hill, William Puryear, Richard E. Ragsdale|
|2010||Don Beisswenger, Dr. Susie McClure, Lottie Strupp|
Geraldine H. Butts, Wm. E. (Willie) McDonald, Dr. Anderson & Mrs. Susan Spickard
|2008||Richard H. Fulton, C. Renee Jenkins, Irma B. Kaplan|
|2007||Louise B. Katzman*, Phil Ponder, Gwendolyn J. Sharp|
|2006||H.P. “Hop” Hopkins*, Ola G. Hudson, Grace Cavert Stumb*|
|2005||Calvin L.* & Evelyn E* Calhoun, Harriet Foley*, Elise Steiner*|
|2004||Dr. Evelyn P. Fancher, Martin Kresge*, Nancy Ransom*, Sally Wolfe|
|2003||Jean* & Allen* Eskind, Edwina L. Hefner, Marjorie R. Koehler|
|2002||Bob Eisenstein*, Hazel Pointer Fields, Penny & Gene* TeSelle|
|2001||Thelma L. Baxter*, Charlie Cardwell, Lois K.* & Gilbert Fox|
|2000||Bill Barnes*, Eleanor “Chippey” Grier*, Clare* & Samuel* Loventhal|
|1999||Charlie* & Gracie Allen, Clara C. Elam, Bernard Werthan, Jr.*|
|1998||Nathaniel Crippens*, Adele Mills Schweid*, Bill Sherman|
|1997||Robert Everett, Jr.*, Daniel Patrick McGeachy III*, Anne Friedrich Roos|
|1996||F. Tremaine Billings, Jr.*, Mansfield Douglas III*, Leah Rose Werthan*|
|1995||Grace Gardner*, Barbara Mann*, Lester Robb*|
|1994||Mary Bradley*, Ernest Freudenthal*, Jamye Williams|
|1993||Randall Falk*, Lettie Galloway*, Jean Stumpf*|
|1992||Nancy Howell*, Laura McCray*, Bill Moynihan*|