LIMA — The Area Agency on Aging 3 has been honored for its Awakenings program, a service to assist elders who have been victimized by crime.
The agency, which serves a 14-county region in northwest and west central Ohio, was the recipient of the 2018 Health Path Community Connectors award.
The Health Path Foundation assists residents in achieving their greatest health potential by administering grants to organizations that focus on children’s oral health, safe elders and healthy Ohioans.
The foundation annually holds a competition with the various organizations with which they bestow grants, and the Awakenings Program was selected for this year’s honor. The award will be presented June 8 at a luncheon in Columbus.
Awakenings was also named as the recipient of the National Association for Area Agencies on Aging Innovations award in the Elder Abuse Prevention category. The association annual showcases their members’ innovative and successful programs to encourage the replication of those programs by other agencies.
The award will be presented in July during the national conference for area agencies.
Each year the National Association for Agencies on Aging showcases their member’s innovative and successful programs to encourage the replication of programs by other agencies.
The Awakenings program has been in existence since 2015 and has assisted hundreds of elders with their recovery from crime and in regaining their quality of life, according to Jacqi Bradly, chief executive officer.