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2024 Annual Awards Nomination Process

LeadingAge Ohio Awards Program



The LeadingAge Ohio Annual Awards honor individuals and organizations that embody excellence in aging services leadership, are models of quality and innovation, and are making outstanding contributions to our field that merit recognition.

LeadingAge Ohio member organizations and/or individuals associated with them are eligible for consideration. 


Application Process

Please review the Award categories and fill out the required online form.

The Award submission deadline is May 31, 2024. 

The LeadingAge Ohio Awards Committee will review nominations and make selections for awards, notifying nominees of decisions by late June. Honorees will be recognized at the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio, August 27-29. 

Nominators/award winners are asked to prepare a video presentation. Award winners will be contacted by LeadingAge Ohio staff for photos, news releases and additional elements of the awards program.

Entry Form Prep Tips

  1. Click on the criteria for each award category below to view the requirements to help compose your answer.  You may find it helpful to compose your answer offline, then cut and paste into the online form when ready to submit your entry.
  2. In your answer, provide concrete examples of leadership, innovation, achievement and impact, as applicable, that supports your statement about why the nominee merits recognition.
  3. It is helpful to use examples, stories, and other elements in the nomination to paint a picture as to why your nominee is deserving of the award. Be descriptive and showcase what makes your nominee unique. Many members are great; explain why your nominee is exceptional!
  4. Finally, save a copy of what you have written for your records.  


Award Categories

Aging Services Impact Award

Aging Services Impact Award Criteria

Submit Nomination

Emerging Leader Award

Emerging Leader Award Criteria

Submit Nomination

Excellence in Caring Award

Excellence in Caring Award Criteria

Submit Nomination

Visionary Leadership Award of Honor

Visionary Leadership Award of Honor Criteria

Submit Nomination

Heart of Hospice - Rose and Sam Stein Award

Heart of Hospice - Rose and Sam Stein Award Criteria

Submit Nomination



Award Selection Process

Award winners will be chosen June. Although we are unable to defray winners’ travel expenses, each winning individual or organization will receive one complimentary registration to the LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference and Trade Show.

Nominators will also be notified in June if the nomination is not selected for an award. Even though not every entry will receive an award, all nominations are carefully considered and often lead to additional opportunities to “tell the story” of member accomplishments through such avenues as our website, media outreach, education events and other means.

Video Requirement for Award Winners
IF selected for the award, winners/nominators are asked to create a 90-120 second video sharing thoughts and congratulations around receiving the honor.  

2021 Award Winner Videos


Awards Program Questions

LeadingAge Ohio Awards Committee Chair
Michele Engelbach
Ohio Eastern Star Home Community
Phone: 740-397-1706

LeadingAge Ohio Contact
Randi Hamill
Workforce Director
LeadingAge Ohio 

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