UofL Geriatrics calls for nominations for optimal aging award


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UofL Geriatrics, a division of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Louisville, is calling for nominations for the first annual Gold Standard for Optimal Aging Award.

    The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m., July 22. The award will be presented Oct. 4 at the Annual UofL Geriatrics Luncheon at The Olmsted in Louisville.

    The Gold Standard for Optimal Aging Award is presented to someone 80 years old or older as of Oct. 1 who is an outstanding model for optimal aging in all areas of life.

    “The award is presented for optimal aging across the full spectrum of physical health, mental health, social health and spiritual health,” said Christian Furman, M.D., vice chair for geriatric medicine. “We want to honor those who are role models for maintaining active engagement with life well into their senior years.”

    The nomination process includes submitting a short paragraph on the nomination form that briefly describes why the nominee qualifies for the award. Nomination forms can be obtained from UofL Geriatrics by calling (502) 852-1998 or emailing UofLGeriatrics@louisville.edu.

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.