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North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

   

    Aging Awards




    The North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services Awards are presented every year to individuals or organizations that make a significant difference in the quality of life for older adults in North Carolina. Three awards were initiated in 1990 to recognize individuals, organizations, programs, and communities that have made significant contributions in support of the work of the Division and its efforts to enhance the lives of older adults.


     

    The Ewald W. Busse Award

    The Busse Award was established to recognize an individual or organization who has had a significant impact on enhancing the health status of older North Carolinians through efforts to direct health-related policies and/or to provide leadership in developing innovative solutions to health care problems. The Busse Award is named for the late Dr. Ewald W. Busse, president emeritus of the NC Institute of Medicine and a founding director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He was the author and co-author of more that 250 scientific articles and was listed in the Who's Who in American and Who's Who in Frontier Service and Technology. Dr. Ewald W. Busse was founding director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his work and accomplishments in the field of Aging.

    Prior recipients of the Ewald W. Busse Award are:

    1. Lois M. McManus, Former Chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
    2. Dr. William Milner, Chairman of the NC Dental Society Committee on Aging
    3. Reverend Mike Aiken and Dr. Stewart Rogers, Leaders in Developing the Greensboro Urban Ministry Clinic and Pharmacy
    4. Retired Senator James F. Richardson, Aging and Health Advocate
    5. Dr. John Kernodle (Deceased), Aging Advocate and Member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
    6. Senator Betsy L. Cochrane, Former Co-chair of the Legislative Study Commission on Aging
    7. Dr. Mark Williams, Former Director of the Program on Aging at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    8. Dr. Gordon H. DeFriese, Director of the Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill
    9. John Young, Long-time Staff to the NC Study Commission on Aging (2000)
    10. Bonnie Cramer, Former Director of NC Division of Aging and Adult Services (2001)
    11. Friends of Residents in Long Term Care, Inc. (2002)
    12. Dr. Margaret Noel, Founded of The Memory Assessment Clinic and Eldercare Resource Center (MACERC) (2003)
    13. Senator William R. (Bill) Purcell from Laurinburg in Scotland County - Senate District 25 (2004)
    14. Dr. Donald K. Wallace, Practicing Physician (2005)
    15. Dr. Laura Hanson, Geriatrician and Associate Professon at UNC School of Medicine (2006)
    16. Dr. Eleanor McConnell, Duke University School of Medicine (2007)
    17. Pam Silberman, JD,DrPh (2008)
    18. Resources for Seniors, Inc. (Wake County) (2009)
    19. Dr. Harvey Cohen and the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
    20. Teepa Snow, Occupational Therapist and Dementia Education Specialist
    21. Dr. Mary Altpeter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    The George L. Maddox Award

    The Maddox Award, which recognizes an individual or organization that has excelled in creative programming for older adults. The Maddox Award is named for Dr. George L. Maddox, a noted gerontologist and director of Duke University's Long Term Care Resource Program. For three decades Dr. Maddox has been a key leader in the field of aging in our state. He is a former director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and currently directs the Duke Long Term Care Resources Program.

    Prior recipients of the George L. Maddox Award are:

    1. Ann Johnson, Former Director of the Durham Coordinating Council for Senior Citizens and Current Chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
    2. Lisa Gwyther, Director of the Duke Family Support Program
    3. NCNB (Bank of America)
    4. Hardee's Food Systems - Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc.
    5. The Reverend Dr. Robert E. Seymour, Retired Minister, Author and Founder of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Senior Center
    6. NC Housing Finance Agency
    7. Katherine B. Moore, Employer and Advocate of Older Workers from Wilmington
    8. Inez M. Myles, Executive Director of the North Carolina Senior Citizens' Federation
    9. Senior PHARMAssist, Inc. of Durham
    10. Senator Beverly E. Perdue, Senate Leader and Aging Advocate
    11. Dr. Jack Preiss, Housing Advocate and Developer of Affordable Housing with Services for Older Adults (2000)
    12. Consumer Credit Counseling Services of ForysthCounty (Senior Financial Care Program) (2001)
    13. Senior Services, Inc. in Forsyth County (2002)
    14. May Marshbanks, Harnett County Department of Aging (2003)
    15. North Carolina Senior Games, Inc. (2004)
    16. Mary Bethel, Former Manager of Consumer Affairs, North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services (2005)
    17. Bill Lamb, UNC Institute on Aging (2006)
    18. Alice Keane, Greenville-Pitt County Senior Games (2007)
    19. Edna Ballard, MSW, Duke Aging Center Family Support Program (2009)
    20. AARP North Carolina
    21. Patricia Capehart Brown, Chair of the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging
    22. Wake County Department of Social Services
    23. Len Erker, Project C.A.R.E.

    The Ernest B. Messer Award

    This award is named for Ernest B. Messer,a champion for aging in the General Assembly and former assistant secretary for aging for the NC Department of Health and Human Services between 1981-1985. The Ernest B. Messer Award recognizes a community that has excelled in addressing the needs of its older citizens.

    Prior recipients of the Ernest B. Messer Award are:

    1. Randolph County (Randolph County Senior Adults Association)
    2. Greensboro (Shepherd's Center)
    3. Durham (Urban Ministries of Durham)
    4. Mitchell County (Mitchell County Council on Aging)
    5. Concord (L.I.F.E. Center)
    6. Northampton County (Senior Education Corps Program)
    7. Cleveland County (LIVE! Program)
    8. Alamance County (Planning Committee for Services to the Elderly)
    9. New Hanover County (Special Needs Sheltering Task Force, R.O.A.R. - Raising Older Adults Right - Project, and Rockin' Chair Players)
    10. City of Asheville and the Asheville Housing Authority Office of Services for the Elderly (2000)
    11. Ashe County (Ashe Services for Aging, Inc.) (2001)
    12. East Arcadia (Greater East Arcadia Senior Citizens’ Association) (2002)
    13. Haywood County, Haywood County Council on Aging and Mountain Projects, Inc. (2003)
    14. Orange County and the Orange County Department on Aging (2004)
    15. Franklin County Department on Aging (2005)
    16. SHIIP and the Medicare Partners State Level Coordinating Committee (2006)
    17. H.L. McCrorey Family YMCA (2007)
    18. Buncombe County and the Buncombe County Coordinating Council on Aging (2008)
    19. The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem (2009)
    20. Orange County Department on Aging (2009)
    21. Jackson County and the Jackson County Department on Aging
    22. The Shepherd's Center of Kernersville
    23. Peanut Belt Rural Planning Organization

    The Margaret Hart Hardee Preeminence in Aging Award

    The North Carolina Association of Area Agencies on Aging introduced a new aging award in June 1996--the Margaret Hart Hardee Preeminence in Aging Award. The purpose of the award is to pay tribute to a gifted and highly successful grassroots advocate whose knowledgeable participation in the public policy debate in North Carolina has brought about opportunities and supports for older adults. A native of Harnett County, the late Margaret Hart Hardee was a tenacious advocate for older adults in North Carolina for more than twenty years. At the time of her death on June 19, 1995, Ms. Hardee was Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Aging (and Adult Services).

    Prior recipients of the Margaret Hart Hardee Award are:

    1. Mary Horne Odom, Scotland County (1996)
    2. Iantha W. Mitchell of Sampson County (1997)
    3. Willie Mae Currin of Alamance County (1998)
    4. Jay Flynn and Ms. Mary Flynn (1999)
    5. Dorothy Crawford and John Crawford (2000)
    6. Rachel Deal (2001)
    7. Betty Rising, Retired Director, Lumber River Area Agency on Aging(2002)
    8. Ruth Watkins, Richmond County (2003)
    9. Becky Heron, Durham County Commissioner (2004)
    10. Doris Dick, Yadkin County Senior Tar Heel Legislature Delegate (2005)
    11. Reverend Lamar L. Moore, NC Senior Tar Heel Legislature Speaker (2006)
    12. Robert S. Cline, MD (2007)
    13. Charles Dickens, PhD (2008)
    14. Pat Capehart Brown (2009)

     

    Last updated December 19, 2013

 

 

Aging Award established to honor these three pioneers in the field of aging in North Carolina

Ewald W. Busse Award

George L. Maddox Award

Ernest B. Messer Award

The North Carolina Association of Area Agencies on Aging Award
The Margaret Hart Hardee Preeminence in Aging Award