Orange County Department on Aging Accepting Nominations For 2018 Sharp Awards

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (Feb. 7, 2018) — Orange County Department on Aging and the Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) will host the fourth annual SHARP Awards.

Nominations will be accepted from Feb. 15 – April 30, 2018. A recognition ceremony will be held for award winners on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

This event is in honor of Direct Care Workers (nurse aides, personal care aides, companion caregivers, etc.) who affect their clients’ lives on a daily basis and make a difference in the Orange County community.

“Direct care workers are the unrecognized angels in our community,” said Janice Tyler, director of Orange County Department on Aging. "The SHARP Awards are a once-a-year opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation for those who do a great job every day, but who are rarely thanked." 

In recognition of the outstanding service provided by direct care workers, the Department on Aging and SHARP will present awards in the following categories: Client Impact, Longevity, Leadership, Going the Extra Mile, and Rising Star. One person will be chosen as the “Direct Care Worker of the Year.”

To be eligible, direct care workers must have served clients in Orange County within the past year. Nominees must have provided direct care to clients and have at least six consecutive months of service in the past year. Each person may be nominated in two categories.

For more information about the awards and to nominate a direct care worker, please complete the online nomination form.