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The LeadingAge Tennessee Awards Program invites members to recognize individuals and organizations that work to advance the mission and vision of both the member organization and the association. These awards affirm excellence, leadership, innovation, service, and values cherished by LeadingAge Tennessee. With various categories (for individuals, programs, or even the community as a whole) and no limit on the number of nominations per community, members are encouraged to nominate any and all outstanding achievements within their communities. Download the Awards Brochure here.


LeadingAge Tennessee Awards

Excellence in Caring – Caregiver

This award recognizes a caregiver who has demonstrated an exceptional proficiency in the delivery of quality resident care services to the residents of the organization. This category includes caregivers, CNA’s, LPN’s, RN’s.

Excellence in Caring – Support Staff

This award recognizes a support staff member who has demonstrated an exceptional proficiency in the performance of his or her job responsibilities. This category includes, but is not limited to, dietary, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance, social services, pastoral care, activities personnel and office staff. Managers and directors are not eligible.

Excellence in Innovation

This award recognizes programs or services from your community which go above and beyond normal operations and enhance the field of aging services. A focus on culture change is beneficial to the concept of these programs. Examples could include programs designed for a particular resident population, motivation and team building programs, community-focused services, creative concepts which enhance quality living and facility operations. This award is a community award.

Excellence in Volunteerism

This award recognizes communities that have initiated or improved upon their volunteer programs which exhibit a positive community impact. The award may also be presented to an individual volunteer in your community who has initiated exemplary service.

Distinguished Senior Award

This award recognizes any resident in your community who dedicates his/her time and talent to advance the mission, vision and values of your community. This individual may be active within the member community or within the community-at-large.


View past award winners here.

Nomination Submittals

Nominations must include the following:

  • Name of the nominee
  • Name of award for which nominee is being nominated
  • Name of the nominating member
  • Member community address, phone number, and email
  • Brief description that provides concrete examples of what is meritorious about nominee


Deadline for Submittal

Nominations must be received by 5:00 PM on July 2. Submit your nomination using the online form below or email to Gwyn Earl at Download the Awards Brochure here.


Awards will be presented at the LeadingAge Tennessee Annual Meeting to be held August 6-8, 2018 in Franklin, TN.


Nomination Form

Please provide name & contact information below for the person you are nominating:
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