The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m., July 16. The award will be presented Sept. 25 at the Annual UofL Geriatrics Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging Luncheon at The Olmsted.

The Gold Standard Award for Optimal Aging honors someone 85 years old or older as of Oct. 1 who is an outstanding model for optimal aging in all areas of life.

“We are seeking people 85-plus who are making the most of whatever their later years bring and who continue to demonstrate great zest for life,” said Christian Davis Furman, MD, vice chair for geriatric medicine. “The award is presented for optimal aging across the full spectrum of physical health, mental health, social health and spiritual health.”

The nomination process includes submitting a short paragraph on the nomination form that describes why the nominee qualifies for the award. Interested people can get nomination forms and information about the luncheon by calling (502) 852-1998 or emailing UofLGeriatrics.

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