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Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging

The Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging recognizes organizations that have demonstrated high-quality, innovative programs enhancing the lives of a multicultural aging population. The nominee organization or program must be an ASA and NOMA member; their program should have a successful track record, and have been in existence for at least one year. Nominee programs will be evaluated on the program’s potential for replication, whether or not the organization is involved in partnerships or coalitions with other groups, and the involvement of consumers and volunteers in program design.

The winning program will be featured in the Aging in America Conference program book, in AgeBlog, and on this page. The award is typically presented during the NOMA Program and at the opening general session at the annual Aging in America conference.

Click here to submit a nomination
Deadline: October 15


2017 Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging 

St. Barnabas Senior Services

St. Barnabas Senior Services (SBSS) has been serving the aging and economically vulnerable residents of Los Angeles since 1908. Headed by President and CEO Rigo Saborio, SBSS provides services to multi-ethnic seniors at 25 locations throughout Los Angeles, and strives to create a vibrant and nurturing community for older adults, their caregivers and their families. SBSS’s programming promotes healthy and holistic aging, prolongs independence, combats depression and enhances the dignity and overall quality of life for nearly 18,000 older adults annually. SBSS provides a safety net for thousands of at-risk seniors through the following services: nutrition, transportation, social services, civic engagement, and the wellness and longevity program. 

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