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The Florida Council
on Aging is
committed to serving
Florida's diverse
aging interests
through education,
information-sharing
and advocacy.
FCOA's Core Values

Founded in 1955, the
Florida Council on
Aging is Florida's
only statewide
association
representing virtually
all aging interests
and many different
disciplines.

Quality Senior Living Award WINNERS

FCOA extends their sincere appreciation to Florida Power & Light for their sponsorship of the Quality Senior Living Awards

1981
Marion E. Richsmann, Super Senior
Samuel Kaminsky

1982
Fran Sutcliffe, Super Senior

1983
Louis Straguzzi, Super Senior
Charles Bishop
Pensacola News-Journal, Media
WFLA - Tampa, Media
Channel 9 - Largo, Media

1984
Dr. M.B. Gillman, Super Senior
Robert "Pete" Griffin
Elders Institute, FIU Service to Seniors
Grant Segall, Ft. Lauderdale
News/Sentinel, Media, WTSP-TV, Channel 10,
St. Petersburg Media - Television
Florida Power & Light Company, Community Star
Dr. Irving Vinger, Special Merit

1985
Mary Primus Ware Childs, Super Senior
Bailey's Shopping Service/ Mike and Sue Bailey, Service to Seniors
Channel 10, Ft. Lauderdale, Media

1986
Lew Petzold, Super Senior
Charles Powell
Ida M. Stevens Foundation, Service to Seniors
WFXL-TV Tampa/St. Pete, Media

1987
Irene Hinson, Super Senior
Brother William Geenen, Service to Seniors
Randy Robertson, Orlando Area Advertising Fed., Media

1988
Elizabeth Over Bradley, Super Senior
Florida Power & Light Company, Media
Intergenerational Law Advocacy Project, Service to Seniors

1989
Felix Miga, Super Senior
Vladimir Enisman, M.D. Service to Seniors -
Individual
Jacksonville Assn. of Realtors, Service to Seniors - Organizational
Don E. MacCullough - WLRN-TV, Miami, Media

1990
Betty K. Phillipoff, Super Senior
Dr. Raymond Spanjer, Service to Seniors -
Individual
Holly Hill National Junior Honor Society, Service to Seniors - Organizational
Judith Levy, Media

1991
Dr. Jack Kassan, Super Senior
Mary Foor Berkowitz, Service to Seniors
Ethel Closson, Service to Seniors
Florida Power Corp,. Service to Seniors -
Organizational
William March - Tampa Tribune Media
Al Green - Continental Cablevision of Broward, Media
Helen J. Blue, Outstanding FCOA Member - Individual
Franklin Co. Sr. Citizens Council, Outstanding FCOA Member - Organizational

1992
Charlotte Brayer, Super Senior
George Dunton, Service to Seniors - Individual
N. Dade - N. Miami Rotary Club, Service to Seniors - Organizational
Claire F. Mitchel - Miami Herald, Media
Thelma Tharp, Media
William Henebry, Outstanding FCOA Member - Individual
Little Havana Activities and Nutrition Centers, Outstanding FCOA Member -Organizational

1993
Mrs. Arnolta J. “Mama” Williams, Super Senior
Betty Brown, Service to Seniors - Individual
Barnett Bank of Pinellas County, Service to Seniors - Organizational
Cynda Mort - St. Pete Times, Media
Language of the Heart/Paul Rothman, Media
Sara Sealey Morrill, Outstanding Member-
Individual
Vis-A-Vis Program of the COA of Volusia County, Outstanding Member- Organizational

1994
Dr. Estelle Witzling-Moskowitz, Super Senior
Judge Irving Cypen, Service to Seniors -
Individual
First United Methodist Church (Ocala), Service to Seniors - Organizational
Lee Memorial Hospital, Media
Fran Kramer & Tessa Macaulay, Outstanding FCOA Member

1995
Joseph Mazza, M.D., Super Senior
Roy G. Dorrance, D.O., Service to Seniors -
Individual
Florida Atlantic Chapter of the Elfun Society, Service to Seniors - Organizational
The Senior Connection/ Kathy J. Beck, Media
Ruth R. Lovejoy, Outstanding FCOA Member

1996
Norman Abramowitz, Super Senior
Theresa Hunsberger, Service to Seniors -
Individual
Lutheran Ministries of Florida, Inc., Service to Seniors - Organizational
Seniors Today, Media

1997
Helen Brewer, Super Senior
Lillian Goodman, Service to Seniors - Individual
Pilot Club of Sumter County, Service to Seniors - Organizational
Suncoast News "Senior Years", Media
John B. Clark, Outstanding FCOA Member - Individual
North Broward Hospital District, Outstanding FCOA Member - Organizational

1998
Mamie Bostic, Super Senior
Florida Care Giver Magazine, Media
Sarah Pinkleton Elrod Service to Seniors -
Individual
Pilot Club of Sumter County, Service to Seniors - Organizational
Margery Cunningham, Outstanding FCOA
Member

1999
Honey Shapiro, Super Senior
Margaret Bealin, Service to Seniors - Individual
Denny's Restaurant #1859,
Kissimmee Service to Seniors - Organizational
Lindsay Peterson, Media

Alison Titus, Intergenerational Service
Tell-A-Gram Program, Intergenerational Service
Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center, Outstanding FCOA
Member

2000
Albert Winchell, Super Senior
Dolores M. Fry, Service to Seniors - Individual
Lynn Haven United Methodist
Church's "Hardly Able
Construction Crew", Service to Seniors -
Organizational
Sue Straughn, WEAR-TV Media
Patricia A. Victor, Outstanding FCOA Member
Rocky Creek Reading Buddies of the Rocky Creek Retirement Village, Intergenerational
Service Award

 

2001
El (Elwood) Thalheimer, Super Senior
Joseph Clay Meux, Service to Seniors - Individual
School of Adult and Community Education at the South Florida Community College, Service to Seniors - Organizational
Dick Edelen, Seniors for Seniors Television Show Media
John Stokesberry, Outstanding FCOA Member
Can Do Mentor Program, Intergenerational
Service Award

2002
Lois Chappelle, Super Senior
Ellen Young, Service to Seniors by a Volunteer
City of St. Petersburg, Service to Seniors by
an Organization
Alliance for Aging Public Relations and Marketing Partnership Workgroup, Senior Vision Media
Kathy Arrant, Outstanding FCOA Member
The Hospice of Southwest Florida Teen Volunteer Program, Intergenerational Service

2003
H. Bernard Lodge, Super Senior
Saimi Johnson
Robert Tomasulo, Service to Seniors by a Volunteer (2 winners)
Quigley House, Inc., Service to Seniors by
an Organization
Stephen Nohlgren, Senior Vision Media
Fely Curva, Outstanding FCOA Member
Georgette Thomas, Intergenerational Service

2004
Edith C. Bush, Super Senior
Roberta Huffman, Service to Seniors by a Volunteer
Exchange Club of the Jacksonville Beaches, Service to Seniors by an Organization
Manatee Education Television (METV), Senior Vision Media
Zoila Martinez, Intergenerational Service
Carol Colleran, Outstanding FCOA Member

2005
William Kling, Super Senior
Rao Musunur,u Service to Seniors by a Volunteer
City of Largo Police Department, Service to Seniors by an Organization
Lucienne de Wette, Senior Vision Media
RSVP Tale Tellers, Intergenerational Service
Sue Maxwell, Outstanding FCOA Member

2006
Joyce Boore, Super Senior
Sandy Klein, Service to Seniors by a Volunteer
Dunedin Committee On Aging, Service to Seniors by an Organization
Council on Aging of West Florida, Senior Vision Media
Jamie Runyons, Intergenerational Service
Beverly Hougland, Outstanding FCOA Member

2007
Harriette Mann, Super Senior
Pati Bryan, Service to Seniors by a Volunteer
Church of the Ascension, Service to Seniors by
An Organization
Senior Friendship Centers, Senior Vision Media
and Focused Films
Yolanda Beckworth, Intergenerational Service
Austin R. Curry, Outstanding FCOA Member

2008
Joseph Steckler, Super Senior
Dr. Albert Resnick, Service to Seniors by a Volunteer
West Palm Beach Housing Authority, Service to Seniors by An Organization
Growing Bolder Media Group, Senior Vision Media Award
The 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Intergenerational Service
Jay Morgan, Outstanding FCOA Member

2009
Joanne Hickox, Public Service
Bay Area Legal Services, Service to Seniors by an Organization
Joseph Steckler, Senior Vision Media
Donna Jacobi, Outstanding FCOA Member

2010
Gail Camputaro, Outstanding FCOA Member
Joey Weisbaum, Public Service
Citrus Builders Care, Inc., Service to Seniors by an Organization
Marion County Senior Services, Senior Vision Media

2011
Larry Polivka, PhD, Outstanding FCOA Member
Polk County Sheriff's Office/Citizen's Patrol, Public Service
Hillsborough County Consumer Protection Agency, Service to Seniors by an Organization
Beth Ruchlin, Senior Vision Media

2012
Ellen Campbell, Outstanding FCOA Member
Luis Fresquez, Lake Placid,, Public Service
Home builders Association of West Florida, Service to Seniors by an Organization
COA Communications, St. Augustine, Senior Vision Media

2013
John Clark, Pensacola, Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding FCOA Member
Mildred Musho, Ocala, Public Service
Sun City Center Emergency Squad, Sun City Center, Service to Seniors by an Organization
David Levy, Coconut Creek, Senior Vision Media

2014
Maureen Kelly, Tampa, Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding FCOA Member Award
Andrea Flannery & Nancy M. Grabowski, Ocala, Public Service Award
Munroe Auxiliary, Inc., Ocala, Service to Seniors by an Organization Award
Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami, Senior Vision Media Award

2015
Max Rothman, Miami, Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding FCOA Member Award
The Senior Life Foundation, Jacksonville, Public Service Award
Town of Cutler Bay, Service to Seniors by an Organization Award
Ana Veciana-Suarez, Senior Vision Media Award

2016
Bob Carter, Sarasota, Dr. Carter Osterbind Outstanding FCOA Member Award
Patricia Robbins, Homestead, Public Service Award
Sharon R. Bock, Esq, Clerk & Comptroller, West Palm Beach, Service to Seniors by an Organization Award
Cares, Inc., Hudson, and Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, Land O'Lakes, Senior Vision Media Award