26th Annual Age of Excellence

Century Center South Bend Indiana

Serving a Higher Purpose

Celebrating the unsung heroes in our communities for 26 years is a REAL big deal. It wouldn’t be a REAL celebration without you!

We are excited for you to join us to recognize those quietly support their loved ones and lift up our communities through daily acts of kindness, compassion, and selflessness. Make a difference this year by becoming a sponsor, nominating someone special, or attending Age of Excellence.

Together, we can celebrate, get inspired, and provide real services for the independence, strength, and dignity for years to come.

26th Annual Age of Excellence Luncheon

Anne Thompson, American Journalist will be our Keynote Speaker! Join us for the conversation and to honor the heroes in our communities. Use the button below to register for the 26th Annual Age of Excellence Luncheon.

Registrations are open until April 1, 2022. 

26th Annual Age of Excellence Sponsorships Available

Interested in becoming a Age of Excellence sponsor? please email events@realservices.org 
University of Notre Dame


Business of the Year Award
A business that displays a strong commitment to the elderly.

Family Caregiver of the Year Award
A family member who unselfishly provides care and support to someone who is 60 years of age or older.

The Wyatt Mick Volunteer of the Year Award
An individual, 60 years of age or older, who has displayed a commitment to volunteerism in service to the elderly.

Professional of the Year Award
A professional who has demonstrated dedicated service to older adults. (ex: nurse, police officer, home health aide, doctor, etc.)

The Les Fox Hoosier Lifetime Award
An individual, 60 years of age or older, who has demonstrated a lifetime of service to his or her community (paid or unpaid).

Agency/Program Serving Low-Income of the Year Award
An agency/program that is committed to providing outstanding service to low-income persons while supporting independence.

Change Agent of the Year Award
An individual who made a difference in the lives of low-income populations.

Sgt. Shriver Lifetime Achievement Award
A person who has spent the majority of their life in service to low-income populations.


Nominees must live or work in the six-county service area which includes: Elkhart, Fulton, LaPorte, Kosciusko, Marshall and St. Joseph counties. A Selection Committee, which is comprised of volunteers in a variety of fields from these counties, will assist in selecting the final recipients based solely upon written information submitted by the nominator.

Nominations are due by March 1, 2022