Honoring Kentuckians who have reached 100.
This award is given in honor of Dr. David R. Wekstein, professor emeritus of physiology and biophysics, UK College of Medicine, and former associate director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. It honors individuals who have reached the age of 100 and maintain an active lifestyle.
In 1989, Dr. Wekstein initiated the normal aging volunteer program at the UK-Alzheimer’s Disease Center that has now grown to one of the largest longitudinal research programs of healthy brain aging in the nation.
In 2008, the foundation selected Essie Barned, 100, of Louisville as the first recipient of the new Dr. David R. Wekstein Centenarian Award.
To make a nomination for 2014, please contact the Center on Aging Foundation (859) 323-5374.