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The Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education

The Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education is presented to an individual who has demonstrated continued excellence in training and education in the field of aging. Nominees must be current ASA members. Nominees should have made significant and long-term contributions to the field, and create visibility for exemplary training and educational efforts.

The winner will be featured in the Aging in America Conference program book, in Aging Today and AgeBlog, and on this page.

To be considered, nominees will be evaluated on:

  1. Significant and long-term contributions to the field;
  2. Development of relevant, culturally appropriate and comprehensive programs;
  3. Creativity and innovation in training methods, as well as use of technology;
  4. Evaluation methods to ensure efficacy;
  5. Outreach to underserved populations;
  6. Responsiveness to continuing education needs of providers.

We are now accepting nominations for the 
Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education
Deadline extended to December 15, 2015

Click here to submit a nomination


2015 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education Winner

Helen Dennis was presented with the
2015 Excellence in Education & Training Award at the opening general session
of the 2015 Aging in America Conference
on Monday, March 23.

Helen Dennis, MA

Helen Dennis is a recognized national leader on aging, employment and retirement. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her teaching at USC’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology and for her contributions to the field of aging, the community and literary arts.

Editor of two books, author of over 50 articles, frequent speaker and weekly columnist on Successful Aging for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group reaching 1.3 million readers, she has developed and conducted seminars for over 10,000 employees to prepare for the non-financial aspects of retirement ranging from corporate executives to factory workers and clergy.

With her co-author, she also created a curriculum for small group conversation groups for professional women transitioning to retirement that have grown virally. A result of this work is the Los Angeles Times bestselling book, Project Renewment®, the first retirement model for career women.


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