Council on Aging Announces Honorees of the 7th Annual Sage Awards

Council on Aging Announces Honorees of the 7th Annual Sage Awards

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The Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center is proud to announce the honorees for the seventh annual Sage Awards, a singular event on the Treasure Coast that honors the vast contributions seniors make every day in their communities.

With honorary chair Ann Day, the Council on Aging will recognize these outstanding individuals at the 2023 awards ceremony.

• Dr. Douglas P. Jewett will be honored in the Arts and Culture category.
• Francis J. Kleeman, MD will be honored in the Health Science & Medicine category.
• Ret. Lieutenant General Frank Libutti will be honored in the Military & Veterans Support category.
• The late, beloved Alice Luckhardt will be honored posthumously in the Education category.
• Alfred Miller will be honored in the Community Service category.

This year’s Charlie Kane Award honoree is the Albert M. Covelli Foundation. Judie Price will be honored with the Chairman’s Award.

The awards ceremony and dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Piper’s Landing Yacht and Country Club in Palm City. Cocktails begin at 5:30 followed by the awards ceremony and dinner. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at www.kanecenter.org or by calling the Kane Center at 772-223-7803. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

“Our goal each year with the Sage Awards is to shine a spotlight on the great contributions made by people ages 60 and better,” said Karen Ripper, President and CEO of the Council on Aging. “We want to showcase how seniors are using this stage of their lives as an opportunity to use the wisdom, talents, or treasure they’ve cultivated over a lifetime to enrich the world around them.”

All proceeds from the Sage Awards support comprehensive support and programs for seniors provided by the Council on Aging of Martin County. These safety-net services include Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Club, comprehensive case management, crisis support, caregiver counseling and education, memory enhancement, and more.

The Sage Awards is made possible by support from The Community Foundation Martin | St. Lucie, Nearing & Dallas Wealth Management/RBC Wealth Management, Richard A. Zappala Family Foundation, HBK CPAs & Consultants, Sailfish Wealth Management Group/Michael Dadko, Brain Matters Research, Nancy Goethel, CFP® CIMA® CRPC®, N. Schoonover & Associates, Inc., Sandhill Cove Retirement Living, Seacoast National Bank, The Saelzer/Atlas Wealth Mgmt Team of Raymond James, Berger, Toombs, Elam, Gaines & Frank, and Feiertag Financial Group of Stuart.

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