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Each year, we recognize individuals and organizations whose contributions have dramatically improved the lives of older adults.

Arthur Flemming Award

Named for one of the prime architects of Social Security, this award is presented to organizations that have established powerful partnerships that build bridges between the public and private sectors so that older persons are better able to weather the hazards and vicissitudes of life.

Recipients

2012 - The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust
2011 - Health Foundation of Southern Florida
2010 - The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
2009 - Rose Community Foundation
2008 - The Atlantic Philanthropies
2007 - My Medicare Matters
2006 - The Archstone Foundation
2005 - Grantmakers in Aging
2004 - California Health Care Foundation
2003 - The John A. Hartford Foundation
2002 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2001 - The Retirement Research Foundation

Geneva Mathiasen Award

Presented in recognition of an NCOA founder and executive director, this award honors individuals for major contributions to NCOA and its programs.

Recipients

2012 - Christine Beatty
2011 - Ron Schoeffler
2010 - Howard Rodgers
2009 - Sandra King
2008 - William Wasch
2007 - Satya Verma
2006 - Molly Mettler
2005 - W. Andrew Achenbaum
2004 - Skip Schlenk
2003 - Thomas E. Brown, Jr. DrPH
2002 - Miriam Charnow
2001 - Donald Davis
2000 - Reba Schafer
1999 - Bonnie Walson
1998 - Frankie Freeman
1997 - Ann Johnson
1996 - The Rev. Elbert Cole
1995 - Arthur Flemming
1994 - William Oriol
1993 - Gertrude Landau
1992 - Elva D. Walker
1991 - Donald Davis
1990 - Nancy Peavy
1989 - Lowell Iberg
1988 - Rebecca Eckstien
1987 - James T. Sykes
1986 - Margaheritta Allardice

Jack Ossofsky Award

Also named for a former NCOA president, this award is presented to individuals or organizations that have taken a creative, new idea and developed it into a successful program, service, or policy that helps older people achieve vital aging.

Recipients

2012 - Dr. Kate Lorig
2011 - Care for Elders
2010 - Partners in Care
2009 - Mather LifeWays
2008 - Thomas L. Frazier
2007 - The OASIS Institute
2006 - Marc Freedman
2005 - Nancy Henkin
2004 - Donna Butts
2003 - Carmela G. Lacayo, Ph.D.,
2002 - The North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement
2001 - James P. Firman, Ed.D

Ollie Randall Award

Named in recognition of an NCOA founder and leader in the field of aging, this award recognizes an individual for "singular and outstanding contributions toward advancing the cause of aging."

Recipients

2012 - None
2011 - Sen. Herb Kohl
2010 - Senator Edward Kennedy
2009 - Robert Binstock
2008 - Rose Dobrof
2007 - Josefina Carbonell
2006 - Jeanette C. Takamura, M.S.W., Ph.D.
2005 - Maggie Kuhn
2004 - James E. Birren, PhD, Sc and David H. Solomon, MD
2003 - Carol Schutz and John (Jack) M. Cornman-Gerontological Society of America:
2002 - Janet Sainer
2001 - Gloria Cavanaugh
2000 - Msgr. Charles Fahey and Franklin Williams
1999 - None
1998 - Sen. Arlen Specter
1997 - Fernando Torres-Gil
1996 - Lou Glasse
1995 - Charles Schottland
1994 - Hillary Rodham Clinton
1993 - Bernice Neugarten
1992 - David N. Myers
1991 - Sen. David H. Pryor
1990 - Rep. Edward R. Roybal
1989 - Katherine and Phillipe Villers
1988 - Jack Ossofsky
1987 - Robert Butler, M.D.
1986 - Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins
1985 - Albert J. Abrams
1984 - Mother Bernadette De Lourdes
1983 - Robert M. Ball
1982 - Wilma T. Donahou
1981 - Nelson Cruikshank
1980 - Rep. Claude D. Pepper
1979 - Wilber J. Cohen
1978 - Alice M. Brody, Ph.D.
1977 - Nathan Shock
1976 - Sen. Frank Church
1975 - Arthur S. Flemming, JD
1974 - Rose Le Mas Calabreze
1973 - Gilbert Drucker
1972 - None
1971 - None
1970 - None
1969 - Geneva Mathiasen
1968 - None
1967 - President Lyndon B. Johnson

Claude Pepper Award for Excellence in Community-Based Long-Term Care

This award recognizes excellence in community-based care, is named in the honor of the late Claude Pepper – universally recognized “as the voice of senior citizens” throughout his five decades of services in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It is made possible through the support of The Mildred and Claude Pepper Foundation in Tallahassee, FL.

Recipients

2012 - Carter Cattlett Williams and T. Franklin Williams
2011 - Val Halamandaris
2010 - Connie Garner, Larry Minnix, and Marty Ford
2009 - None
2008 - The Hon. Josefina Carbonell
2007 - Robert B. Blancato
2006 - Janet Sainer
2005 - Sen. John Breaux (D-LA)
2004 - Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-CA)
2003 - Alice J. Kethley
2002 - Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IO)
2002 - Rep. Nancy Argenziano (R-FL)
2001 - Elma L. Holder
2000 - Rose Dobrof
1999 - Fernando M. Torres-Gil
1998 - Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI)
1998 - Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA)
1997 - Joan Litchfield Quinn
1996 - Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
1995 - Marie Louise Ansak
1994 - Robyn Stone**
1993 - Sandra King*

Molly Mettler Award for Leadership in Health Promotion

Presented to an individual or organization for outstanding leadership in the field of health promotion and aging.

Recipients

2010 - David Turner
2009 - Dr. Eric Coleman
2008 - W. June Simmons, MSW, LCSW
2007 - Debra J. Rose, PhD
2006 - Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
2005 - Nancy Whitelaw
2004 - Marie-Louise Ansak
2003 - Kate Lorig
2003 - Robin E. Mockenhaupt
2002 - Chris Katzenmyer
2002 - William H. Thomas
2001 - Jessie Jones
2001 - Roberta Rikli
2001 - Janet F. Brady
2001 - Nancy Swayzee
2000 - Nelba Chavez
1999 - David Haber
1998 - Stephanie FallCreek
1997 - Karen Vaid
1996 - No Award Given
1995 - Elbert C. Cole
1994 - Molly Mettler

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