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The Alliance for Aging, Inc. Announces the 9th Annual Positive Living Awards

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 and on Thursday, November 5, 2015, the Alliance for Aging will present awards to individuals who are examples of Positive Living at the 9th ANNUAL POSITIVE LIVING AWARDS at Jungle Island.

Chaired by Alliance Board member, Lorraine Harris, the Positive Living Awards is a nationally recognized event that will honor the following individuals:

Animal-Wildlife: Saul Friess

Arts, Media, Sports and Entertainment:  Rachel Blechman

Corporate/Public Service: Joan Spector

Education/Mentoring: Perla Tabares Hantman

Faith/Interfaith: Alberto Cosio and Verna Reizen

Healthcare: Dr. Fred Bergman

Intergenerational: Judith Rosenbaum

Philanthropy: Glenn Hubert

Positive Living: Ruth S. Campbell

President’s Distinguished Service Award for Excellence:

                Dr. Michele Ciccazzo

                Dr. Shirley Freeman

                Dr. Richard J. Strachan

                Dr. Billy K. Yeh

“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. 

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 sponsoring or attending, please call Judy Fisher at (305) 671-6368. 

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