Every year ASA recognizes a number of individuals and organizations for their contributions to ASA, to the field of aging, and to older adults. The goal of these awards is to bring attention to the individual, organizations and programs that are making a difference in the lives of older adults and the people who care for them. ASA has been honored to recognize as past award-winners distinguished professionals within ASA’s membership as well as from the larger community of professionals serving older adults. Because improving the lives of older adults strengthens entire communities, these award-winners have had an invaluable impact well beyond the older adults they have directly served.
We welcome nominations for any of the following awards and look forward to learning more about the work you, your organization or your colleagues are doing in the field of aging. To start the nomination process, click here
The ASA Award is intended to create visibility for the field of aging, and is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to aging-related research, administration or advocacy. More info.
Hall of Fame Award
Presented to an individual 65 or older who has, through lifetime advocacy and leadership enhanced the lives of elders, the ASA Hall of Fame Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership on the national, regional or local level improving lives of elder. More info.
The Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education
Presented to an individual or organization demonstrating continued excellence in training and education in the field of aging. More info.
Graduate Student Research Award
The graduate student research award is given to spur academic and clinical interest in the field of aging, and rewards the best unpublished graduate research paper on a completed project relevant to aging and applicable to practice. More info.
Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award
The Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award recognizes outstanding individuals, programs and services in religion, spirituality and aging, in an effort to inspire more spiritual exploration in the aging services field. More info.
Mental Health and Aging Award
The Mental Health and Aging Network Award recognizes outstanding programs and services in mental health and aging within the membership of ASA. More info.
Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging
The Network on Multicultural Aging Award rewards organizations that have demonstrated high-quality, innovative programs enhancing the lives of a multicultural aging population. More info.
MetLife MindAlert Award
The ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Award program recognizes innovative mental fitness programs for older adults developed by nonprofit organizations. More info.
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