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In Memoriam Jerry Flaschner
Our colleague and friend Jerry Flaschner passed away at the too young age of 77 on July 7, 2006. Jerry had served on the Network in Aging Board of Directors since 2002 and also served as an active and valued member of the Network's Communication Committee. His insights and guidance will be greatly missed by us all.
Jerry was the 2002 recipient of the Network in Aging's Dr. Evan Calkins award for Meritorious Service. As publisher of "Living Prime Time," he advanced the notion that life after 50 was just the beginning, and that "the best is yet to come."
It was a great privilege to have Jerry as a part of our lives. Through his energy, enthusiasm and optimism Jerry made a difference for elders in the Western New York community. Through his belief in the goodness of people, his kindness and his boundless love of his family we saw an example of how to live a successful life.
We'll miss his warm smile, his trademark red scarf, and his stories of the "Joy" of his life – his wife and family.
AWARDS CRITERIA - Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Spirit Academic Award
The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who best exemplify the mission of the Network in Aging of WNY, Inc. Each nominee should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting respect and improving the quality of life for the Elders of Western New York consistent with the ideals of Jerry Flaschner.
Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:
The Jerry Flashner Award monies must be used for educational programs of undergraduate or graduate level at an approved college or university. Commercial and professional business schools may be considered under this program. This award may also be applied toward courses required for maintaining professional CEU’s.
Interested applicants must complete the Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Spirit Academic Award Application, provide a detailed description of the course(s) in which the applicant is enrolled, and two (2) letters in support of consideration.The committee will determine the number of awards presented each year based on applications received. Awards will be granted in the amount of $500.00.
The “Jerry Flaschner Humanitarian Award” was established in 2006 in honor of the late Jerry Flaschner and is designed to recognize an individual who has demonstrated the same concern for elders in the Western New York Community as exemplified by Jerry and his "no problem" attitude. Jerry was a member of the Network in Aging board of directors, the publisher of "Living Prime Time" and an active volunteer for many important causes. The nominee should share Jerry's belief that "The Best is Yet to Come," and translate that belief into action.
CLICK HERE to complete the application online.
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CLICK HERE to view previous winners.