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.


View videos of last years winners at:  https://allianceforaging.org/get-involved/recent-honorees

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

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 or legal position or job and/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 everyday 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.”

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