24th Annual AGE Awards
Community. Relationships. Service. Giving. Aging Boldly.
These values are at the heart of what we do at AGE of Central Texas, and they are the heart of what we celebrate every year at the AGE Awards.
Serving the older adults and family caregivers of this community is not something we do alone–and we revel in the chance to honor individuals and local organizations doing spectacular work for the aging community each year.
The annual AGE Awards event, hosted by AGE of Central Texas, recognizes outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations whose leadership, achievements, and contributions have had significant impact on the quality of life for aging adults and their caregivers in Central Texas.
We celebrated the selected honorees at a special Awards event on Friday, April 20, 2018, at The Thinkery in Austin’s Mueller Town Center, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission was a suggested donation of a box of adult incontinence products for the AGE Health Equipment Lending Program, or $20.
2018 AGE Awards Honorees
Willie Kocurek Vital Aging Award -- Sponsored by CommUnityCare
Honoree: Gladys Young
Honors an older community member who exemplifies the concept of vital aging and who is accomplished in the areas of self-determination, self-sufficiency, civic engagement, and quality of life.
Bert Kruger Smith Vision Award -- Sponsored by WellMed
Honoree: Corey Abbate
Honors a person or organization whose vision has enhanced the older adult community and who has shown foresight and energy in implementing programs, services, or legislation that serves older adults.
AGE Philanthropy Award -- Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association Capital of Texas
Honoree: The Moody Foundation
Honors a person or organization whose extraordinary generosity has supported work benefiting older adults.
AGE Community Service Award -- Sponsored by Autumn Leaves
Honoree: Elaine Kasper
Honors a person or organization who has volunteered on behalf of the older adult community.
Lauck Legacy Award (previously the Rose Professional Spirit)* -- Sponsored by the Querencia Barton Creek
Honoree: Mackenzie Kelly
Honors a person whose professional commitment goes above and beyond his or her job description to impact the lives of older adults.
*Changed to honor AGE of Central Texas’ incredible Executive Director of 19 years – Joyce A. Lauck