For immediate release: The Village Chicago will recognize outstanding contributions and extraordinary leadership in changing the narrative on aging with its annual Trailblazer Awards, to be presented Sept. 22 at The Village Chicago’s virtual 2020 benefit: Zooming Ahead—No Stopping Us Now!
The awards celebrate the work of individuals and organizations that are reframing how we think and talk about the decades of life after age 50—a period that can be vital, engaged, productive and healthy, in contrast to the stereotype of aging. With more than 11,000 Americans turning 50 each day, it is vital to understand and leverage the potential of a fully age-integrated, inclusive society where everyone’s strengths are appreciated, respected, and utilized.
The 2020 Village Chicago Trailblazer Award winners are physician and author Louise Aronson, community leader Ruth Ann Watkins, and Next Avenue, public media’s national journalism service focused on older adults.
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