Service Awards of The Society

The Awards Committee of the Board of Directors selects the winners of the Society’s five annual awards. The awards include the Distinguished Pioneer in Aging, the Al Berger Community Service Award, the Young Professional in Aging, Eugene Dawson Leadership in Aging and the Corporate Award. This is a great opportunity to recognize a colleague who has made a difference in the field of aging.The purpose of these awards is to recognize and honor those individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the field of aging in Colorado. Select an award below to learn more about them and those who have received them.

Al Berger Community Service in Aging Award

The Al Berger Community Service in Aging Award remembers a former President of the Board of Directors of the Society. Al Berger was a past president of The Society who volunteered many hours to lead the long term care insurance initiative to protect individuals who were placed in long term care facilities as well as quality of life efforts following ...

Community and Corporate Support 

The society continues to engage volunteers in different areas of the organization. 2 volunteers donated 350 hours to assist in the redesign of the senioranswers.org website. Volunteers donated 5 weeks and 200 hours to prepare for the annual Salute to Seniors celebration. Schwab Volunteer Month provided 140 ‘Schwab4good’ employees who each worked 4 hours and delivered COVID-19 care packages. CU ...

Distinguished Pioneer in Aging

The Distinguished Pioneer in Aging Award recognizes those individuals who have been working continuously in the field of aging making contributions at the federal, state, and local level for 30 years or more. Past recipients of the Distinguished Pioneer Award include Arlene Miles of Colorado Health Care Association (2013), Sara Honn Qualls, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (2014), M Kent Olsen, ...

Eugene Dawson Leadership in Aging Award

Eugene Dawson Leadership in Aging Award The Eugene Dawson Leadership in Aging Award remembers the work of the first president of The Society from 1980-1982. His leadership helped to bring increased awareness and recognition to the field of gerontology in Colorado. The Award recognizes the work of community leaders who strive to be on the vanguard of efforts to improve ...

Professional in Aging Award

The Professionals in Aging Award recognizes up-and-coming individuals within the aging field who are positively impacting the senior community. They bring fresh ideas, new projects and lots of energy to the aging field and help our community to continue to support seniors in Colorado; recognizes individuals who are just starting to study and work in the field of aging and ...