Nominate Community Leaders for 2019 Sage Awards

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Council on Aging holds The Sage Awards, presented each year since 1991, and 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.

Sage Awards also recognizes one organization (for-profit, non-profit, or government agency) that has made a significant and positive impact on the lives of older adults in Middle Tennessee.

Currently, they are accepting nominations for 2019. Do you know a person, couple or organization that should be recognized with a Sage Award?

Criteria for individual nominations:

  • Nominees may be either active or retired professionals or community volunteers age 50 or older.
  • Nominees must reside in Middle Tennessee
  • Nominees may be nominated as individuals or as couples. Nominations for individuals or couples who may have been nominated in previous years, and not selected, are encouraged.
  • Award recipients will be honored at the 2019 Sage Awards Luncheon on Monday, October 28 at the Franklin Cool Springs Marriott. Recipients are required to be present.

Criteria for nominations for organizations:

This award is open to any organization that makes a significant and positive impact on the lives of older adults in Middle Tennessee.  Organizations should demonstrate a reputation for valuing and advocating for older adults, and for making outstanding contributions on behalf of older adults. Special consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate collaboration, with other businesses, non-profits, or government, in their corporate social responsibility efforts. A representative from the organization is required to be in attendance at the Sage Awards luncheon.

Nominations for the 2019 Sage Awards must be submitted i.e. mailed, emailed or in person by Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Submit nominations above or through our website at

For more information or a paper nomination form, please contact the COA office at 615-353-4235 or email [email protected]