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2016 ElderACE Awards Recipients

On September 23, 2016, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources presented ElderACE Awards to recognize achievement and commitment to excellence in aging.


Advocacy Award

Dianne Jacobson, Director, Oneida County Department on Aging
Dianne's Nomination

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Advocacy Award

ADPAW Legislative/Advocacy Committee, Accepted, Audra Martine, Committee Chairperson
ADPAW's Nomination


Best Practices Award

Angela M. Velasquez, Aging Program Specialist, AAA of Dane County
Angela's Nomination


Innovation Award

Jennifer Jako, Nutrition & Transportation Program Manager, ADRC of Barron, Rusk, & Washburn Counties
Jennifer's Nomination


Leadership Award

Sharon Olson, Aging & Disability Resources Division Manager, ADRC of Jefferson County
Sharon's Nomination


Organizational Excellence Award

Door-Tran, Accepted, Pam Busch, Mobility Manager
Door-Tran's Nomination

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Special Service Award

James Schmidlkofer, Retired, WI DHS - Office on Aging
James's Nomination


Monday, 23 October 2017


The Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc., is a nonprofit agency committed to supporting the successful delivery of aging programs and services in 70 counties and 11 tribes in Wisconsin. We provide aging lead agencies in our service area with training, technical assistance, and advocacy to ensure the availability and quality of programs and services to meet the changing needs of older people in Wisconsin.

GWAAR supports and upholds the principles outlined in the Wisconsin aging network's common identity.

See brochure.

GWaar - collaboratively working to improve the quality of the systems and services that support Wisconsin seniors.

We honor and celebrate Wisconsin’s tradition of excellence in providing outstanding programs and services for older people.