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2006.01.11 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

Nominations Being Sought for Women of Wisdom Awards

Omaha - Organizations and individuals in the Omaha metropolitan area are being asked to nominate senior women for the 2006 University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Women of Wisdom Awards.  Awards will be given this spring to three women over age 50 who exemplify the spirit of community contribution while providing a meaningful example of successful aging.

Nomination forms are available online at http://pwsa.unomaha.edu/ or by calling (402) 554-4897 or (402) 554-2292, and are due March 1.

The minimum nomination requirements include:

·      Name, age, address and phone number of the nominee;

·      The nominator's relationship to the nominee;

·      Information on the nominee's actions, activities and involvement in the community, and its results;

·      Reasons why the nominee's work or advocacy was significant and identification of who benefited (individuals or groups); and

·      Any other additional information that effectively creates a strong picture of the nominees' accomplishments.

"We're extremely excited about this event and receiving nominations from the community," said Patricia Adams, the director of UNO's Program for Women and Successful Aging (PWSA), the sponsor of Women of Wisdom Awards.  "We know that senior women make a tremendous difference through their work.  Highlighting those efforts will be extremely rewarding."

Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon and community-wide program, "Celebrate: Women of Wisdom Because Aging is a Lifetime Event" set for April 5.  The keynote speaker will be Frances Mayes, the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany.  This is the second annual Celebrate:  Women of Wisdom luncheon.

"PWSA has always been about helping women enjoy and understand the concept of aging well," Adams said.  "These awards fit that mission perfectly.  We look forward to honoring another group of remarkable women who embody successful aging."

The luncheon event, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Central, is open to the public.  Tickets are $40 per person; $35 for seniors over the age of 60.  Corporate tables are available and prices begin at $500.

For more information, call (402) 554-4897 or 554-2292 or e-mail jmaassen@mail.unomaha.edu.

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