Honoring those who exemplify graceful aging.
The William R. Markesbery Senior Star Award is an opportunity for the Center on Aging Foundation to recognize and honor individuals who exemplify graceful aging and serve as an inspiration to others to remain engaged in life and the pursuit of personal goals. We look for those seniors who have been an inspiration to many in communities across the Commonwealth. We work with local neighborhood associations, community partners as well as state agencies to solicit nominations for these wonderful awards.
The Senior Star awards are named in honor of the Center’s founding Director, Dr. William R. Markesbery. Dr. Markesbery, who passed away in early 2010, founded the Center on Aging more than 30 years ago, and was recognized as an international leader in research to advance the understanding of Alzheimer's disease. Carrying forward his name with this award is one small way to recognize Dr. Markesbery and his many contributions to the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and, more importantly, his contributions to uncovering the secrets of devastating brain diseases. In addition to all his scientific accomplishments, Dr. Markesbery was best known as a caring, compassionate clinician, a brilliant researcher and a tremendous leader.
Help us celebrate an energetic, active, civic-minded individual by nominating him or her for consideration as a “Senior Star.” For Senior Star Guidelines link and Senior Star Nomination Form click on the links below.
This award gives each of us an opportunity to extend a special thank you to those seniors all across Kentucky for their many contributions to the betterment of our communities. To make a nomination for 2014, please contact the Center on Aging Foundation (859) 323-5374.