If you know an older Evanston resident who has made a substantial impact in the community, you are invited to submit his or her name for the 2015 Aging Well Award.

Nominations must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 27, and can be completed online.

All nominees will be critiqued on both outstanding personal acts and/or community impact. The nominee may have impacted the community and improved the quality of the lives of older adults through outstanding leadership as well as the application of time, resources, or advocacy. 

The Evanston Aging Well Conference Planning Committee will select the honoree at its committee meeting on Thursday, March 19. The winner of the 2015 Aging Well Award will be honored at the Evanston Aging Well Conference on Friday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at The Merion, located at 1611 Chicago Ave.

The free half-day conference provides strategies for healthy aging for older adults, their families, caregivers, and professionals. The conference includes a continental breakfast and a choice of two workshops. Space is limited to 175 attendees. Registration for the event will open in March 2015.

Previous winners of the award include Lorraine H. Morton, Father Robert Oldershaw, William Logan, and Julia Hagwood.

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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