The Council on Aging believes that aging should be celebrated and embraced, and that older adults have a lifetime of wisdom and experience to offer communities. The Sage Awards is one way that we are changing the conversation about what it means to be part of the emerging – and vital – senior generation. The Sage Awards presented each year since 1991, are given to mature adults who have made outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee through a lifelong commitment of working to improve the quality of life in their communities.
In addition, we recognize one organization that has made a significant and positive impact on the lives of older adults in Middle Tennessee.
The honorees were presented the Sage Award at a luncheon on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.
To learn more about an honoree, please watch the videos below or click on their name above. Special thanks to David and Patricia Earhardt for their production of the honoree videos.
Nancy Conway, Em Ghianni, Susan Huggins, Gwendolyn Vincent & FiftyForward
|2016||Berdelle Campbell, Brenda Gilmore, Cleatrice McTorry, James Vandiver|
Sophia L. K. Beamon, Toni W. Heller, Ida K. Martin, Emmie Jackson McDonald*
|2014||May Dean Eberling, Sharon W. Hurt, Jim & Hilda McGregor|
George H. Cate, Jr., Senator Douglas Henry*, Larry Keeton, Lois Orr Winston
|2012||Marcy* & Seawell Brandau, Sandra D. H. Hunt, Evelyn R. Richmond|
|2011||Jimmie White Hill, William Puryear, Richard E. Ragsdale|
|2010||Don Beisswenger, Dr. Susie McClure, Lottie Strupp|
Geraldine H. Butts, Wm. E. (Willie) McDonald, Dr. Anderson & Mrs. Susan Spickard
|2008||Richard H. Fulton, C. Renee Jenkins, Irma B. Kaplan|
|2007||Louise B. Katzman*, Phil Ponder, Gwendolyn J. Sharp|
|2006||H.P. “Hop” Hopkins*, Ola G. Hudson, Grace Cavert Stumb*|
|2005||Calvin L.* & Evelyn E* Calhoun, Harriet Foley*, Elise Steiner*|
|2004||Dr. Evelyn P. Fancher, Martin Kresge*, Nancy Ransom*, Sally Wolfe|
|2003||Jean* & Allen* Eskind, Edwina L. Hefner, Marjorie R. Koehler|
|2002||Bob Eisenstein*, Hazel Pointer Fields, Penny & Gene* TeSelle|
|2001||Thelma L. Baxter*, Charlie Cardwell, Lois K.* & Gilbert Fox|
|2000||Bill Barnes*, Eleanor “Chippey” Grier*, Clare* & Samuel* Loventhal|
|1999||Charlie* & Gracie Allen, Clara C. Elam, Bernard Werthan, Jr.*|
|1998||Nathaniel Crippens*, Adele Mills Schweid*, Bill Sherman|
|1997||Robert Everett, Jr.*, Daniel Patrick McGeachy III*, Anne Friedrich Roos|
|1996||F. Tremaine Billings, Jr.*, Mansfield Douglas III*, Leah Rose Werthan*|
|1995||Grace Gardner*, Barbara Mann*, Lester Robb*|
|1994||Mary Bradley*, Ernest Freudenthal*, Jamye Williams|
|1993||Randall Falk*, Lettie Galloway*, Jean Stumpf*|
|1992||Nancy Howell*, Laura McCray*, Bill Moynihan*|