With nearly 500,000 people age 60 or older, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties are national examples of America’s future.  Business and community leaders who support the efforts of the Alliance for Aging, applaud those older adults who are “giving back” to their communities.  On Thursday, November 5, 2015 the Alliance for Aging will present awards to these individuals who are examples of Positive Living at the 9th ANNUAL POSITIVE LIVING AWARDS at Jungle Island.  The event is attended by a cross section of our community of  educated, experienced, business people and professionals.

Chaired by Alliance Board member, Lorraine Harris, the Positive Living Awards is a nationally recognized event that honors individuals in ten distinct areas –

Persons may be nominated for a Positive Living Award in one of the following categories:

Animal/Wildlife: exceptional assistance to or involvement with efforts to improve the lives of animals and/or wildlife

Arts, Sports, Media & Entertainment: outstanding effort to promote and support the advancement of the cultural, dramatic or visual arts, music and/or sports

Corporate/Legal/Public Service: exemplary volunteer effort/leadership through corporate/professional position or job and/or legal or public service and leadership in the community

Education/Mentoring: outstanding effort, time, energy, resources or leadership by mentoring others or helping to advance individuals, groups or institutions in the field of education

Environmental: leadership in improving protection of the environment                                                  

Faith/Interfaith: outstanding effort to improve life through leadership of or involvement in the faith-based community                        

Health Care: leadership in developing, expanding or safeguarding quality available and affordable health care

Inter-Generational: exceptional dedication to developing or strengthening ties between different generations

Philanthropy: exceptional dedication to not-for-profit organizations by providing financial support and/or leadership to not-for-profit organization(s)

Positive Living: demonstrates exemplary energy, stamina, dedication and effort through every day life

“This is a wonderful festivity that recognizes South Florida’s senior community and their commitment to Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties,” said Harris.  “For 364 days out of the year, the Alliance serves the vulnerable elderly in our community.  This one night, they take the opportunity to celebrate our older populations’ vitality and their contributions to making our community a better place.”

Nominations are being accepted through August 1, 2015 and will be judged by a panel of distinguished community leaders.  Winners will be announced in early September.

The Positive Living Awards will be presented at a special dinner event on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Jungle Island. 

The Alliance for Aging, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the lives of older people by funding more than $30 million annually to local agencies.  Through a network of providers, a wide range of services are provided to elders including meals, transportation, in-home services such as homemaking and personal care and services to caregivers.  Answering more than 80,000 calls annually, the Alliance’s Aging and Disability Resource Center provides accurate information and referral services to older adults, adults with disabilities and their families.

For more information about nominating a deserving individual, please call Judy Fisher at (305) 671-6368 or  Fisherj@allianceforaging.org .  You may also complete the nomination form below and submit it on line.