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Stars Among Us Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

On September 2, 2020 by Barbara Landeen

The deadline for submitting 2021 Stars Among Us Awards nominations has been extended to January 11, 2021. As mentioned previously in this newsletter

2021 Stars Among Us Awards Open for Nomination, New Rising Star Award Introduced

On June 23, 2020 by Barbara Landeen

The Stars Among Us Awards nominations are open, and we want to hear all about your stars. More than ever, this is a year to recognize your dedicated staff team for their tireless commitment to serving older adults. In addition to our most popular awards, we are excited to introduce a new award this year – the Rising Star Award. 

Dr. Sharon Aadalen Named Board Trustee of the Year

On February 29, 2020 by Jodi Boyne

Dr. Sharon Aadalen, a member of the Board of Directors for Jones-Harrison in Minneapolis, was recently named Board Trustee of the Year by LeadingAge Minnesota. 

Grants Available to Launch Cycling Without Age in Care Centers

On June 18, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Perhaps you heard about the success Bethesda in Willmar had with its Cycling Without Age program, which was recognized by LeadingAge Minnesota with a Stars Among Us award at this year’s Institute. Or maybe you have been following PioneerCare in Fergus Falls as they launch a similar program. Now, thanks to grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), up to 30 care centers will have the opportunity to start their own program and bring joy to residents, inspire relationships and create community connections.  

Careers in Aging: LeadingAge MN Members Lead the Way in Raising Awareness, Making Connections

On March 6, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

It’s Careers in Aging Week! This is the perfect time to highlight three LeadingAge Minnesota members – Augustana Regent, Eventide and Ecumen -- who received Stars Among Us awards last month for their work to proactively address our field’s workforce challenges through innovative partnerships that will expose and recruit people to the rewarding, valued careers in aging services. 

Kathy Olson, Executive Director at Millstream Commons, Recognized for Leadership & Community Service

On February 26, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Kathy Olson, Executive Director at Millstream Commons in Northfield, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Kal Michels Outstanding Leadership Award. 

Faye Baylor Recognized for Volunteer Service with Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Fergus Falls

On February 19, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Faye Baylor, a volunteer with the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls, was honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Volunteer of the Year Award at this month’s Institute & Expo.  

Spirit of Aging: Walter Griffin, Professional Whistler, Cyclist, Cherry Expert & Visual Historian

On February 13, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Walter Griffin, a resident at Ebenezer Park Apartments in Minneapolis, was honored at last week’s Institute & Expo with the Spirit of Aging Award. 

Andrea Boedigheimer, Resident Assistant at Carondelet Village, Named Caregiver of the Year

On February 13, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Andrea Boedigheimer, Resident Assistant at Carondelet Village in Saint Paul, was recently named the Caregiver of the Year by LeadingAge Minnesota. Andrea received her award at last week’s Institute & Expo, accompanied by a standing ovation and a rousing round of applause from the nearly 2000 attendees that filled the room. 

Who’s Your Rich? Nominations Sought for Spirit of Aging Award

On August 22, 2018 by Barbara Landeen

The Stars Among Us Award program is open for the 2019 recognition awards and we want to know, Who’s YOUR Rich

Nominations Sought for Board Trustee of the Year

On August 14, 2018 by Barbara Landeen

The Stars Among Us Award program is open for the 2019 recognition awards and we want to know about the amazing board members that help lead your organization. 

Who’s Your Jack? Tell Us About Your Volunteer of the Year – Nominations Open

On August 7, 2018 by Barbara Landeen

The Stars Among Us Award program is open for the 2019 recognition awards and we want to know, Who’s YOUR Jack?

Show Us Your Great Work - Nominations Open for Excellence in Practice Awards

On July 31, 2018 by Barbara Landeen

The Stars Among Us Award program is open for the 2019 recognition awards and we want to hear about the great work your organization is doing. The Excellence in Practice Awards recognize promising programs and initiatives in four areas: Quality, Innovation, Workplace and Community Collaboration. 

Who’s Your Julie? Tell Us About Your Caregiver of the Year – Nominations Open

On July 24, 2018 by Barbara Landeen

The Stars Among Us Award program is open for the 2019 recognition awards and we want to know, Who’s YOUR Julie

New Award Honors Pioneering Legacy of Ray Johnson; Nominations Invited

On July 17, 2018 by Barbara Landeen

A familiar Stars Among Us Award has been recast to reflect the spirit of its namesake for the 2019 recognition program. 

LeadingAge Minnesota Recognizes 5 Members with Excellence in Practice Awards

On March 13, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

LeadingAge Minnesota recently recognized five members with Excellence in Practice awards. The Quality, Star Workplace and Community Collaboration awards recognize and showcase exceptional progress in long term services and supports, serving as a platform to share promising programs and new ideas to help advance and transform the way we serve older adults. 

Jane Houlton, Guardian Angels in Elk River, Named Board Trustee of the Year

On March 6, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Jane Houlton, a board trustee at Guardian Angels in Elk River, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Board Trustee of the Year Award. 

Sue Voigt Receives Business Partner Impact Award

On March 6, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Sue Voigt, an attorney and partner with Voigt Rodè and Boxeth, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with its Business Partner Impact Award.   

Jack Mouritsen Named Volunteer of the Year

On February 27, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Jack Mouritsen, a volunteer with LB Homes in Fergus Falls, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Volunteer of the Year Award. 

Emily Timm, Lifesprk, Receives Top Leadership Award

On February 27, 2018 by Jodi Boyne

Emily Timm, Director of Operations, Lifesprk, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the Ray Johnson Leadership in Action Award. 

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