To recognize projects or programs in clinical practice, educational, or administrative settings which provide strong models of effective advocacy for older adults by challenging and changing ageism.
In her years of service to the Section, as committee member, elected Board of Directors member, and editor of GeriNotes, Lynn Phillippi provided a wonderful role model of effective advocacy for our older patients and their families. She has helped many of us to examine our attitudes and question our beliefs about aging and being old. Her tireless efforts to communicate and educate physical therapists serving older persons has been a positive influence on professional development of her peers and on the quality of life of older persons.
The project or program should demonstrate one or more of the following:
- Assistance to peers, patients, or members of the community to recognize the influence of "ageism" and promote positive aspects of aging.
- A mechanism to reduce or eliminate ageism where it exists.
- A mechanism to demonstrate how "ageism" has been reduced because of the efforts of the project or program.
- Recognition as a model of change for other settings.
Any current member of the Section on Geriatrics may nominate
a program or project which meets the award criteria;
Nomination packets should include:
- Three letters of nomination, addressed to the Awards
Committee, as follows:
a. One letter from the SOG member, describing how and why the project/program should be recognized;
b. One letter from a "consumer" -an older person, staff person, or caregiver-who participated in the program, describing the impact of the program;
c. One letter from a representative of the administration or organization which sponsored the program, describing the value and effect of the program;
- A letter, brochure, newspaper article or other description
of the program, including the following information:
a. The goals of the program or project;
b. The setting and dates of the project;
c. The outcome of the project.
Complete nomination packets must be received by the Awards Committee by November 1.
Selection Process:Nominations will be reviewed by at least three members of the Awards Committee. The Chair of the Awards Committee will notify the Section Board of Directors of the committee's selection.
The award will be presented following the Business Meeting during APTA Combined Sections Meeting, usually held in February of each year. It shall consist of a plaque and a $200 donation to the charity or organization of the awardee's choice. Mail nominations to:
Section on Geriatrics
3510 East Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53704