Age of Excellence

April 21, 2020 • VIRTUAL • 11:30am - 1:00pm

Serving a Higher Purpose

Age of Excellence recognizes individuals who quietly support their loved ones and their communities through daily acts of kindness, compassion, and selflessness. They remind us—in the most fundamental way—of that which is most meaningful in life and how we truly serve a higher purpose when we serve our fellow man.

For 24 years, REAL Services has recognized some very remarkable “ordinary” people who have quietly served a higher purpose. This has become “The Luncheon Event of the Year” for Northern Indiana, with more than 1,000 people attending last year's event.

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Schedule of Events

  • 11:30am: TBD
  • 11:45am: TBD
  • 12:15pm: TBD
  • 1:00pm: TBD

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Saint Joseph Health System
Saint Joseph Health System
Arthur J. Decio

Arthur J. Decio


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 currently closed. Nominations needed to be received at REAL Services by Friday, March 6, 2020. (Sorry, no exceptions!)