Senior Voice wins national awards

Older Persons Action Group, Inc., earned honors for its monthly, statewide publication “Senior Voice” in the 25th annual National Mature Media Awards Program. The program, presented by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials and programs designed and produced for older adults.

Senior Voice received a Merit award in the Local/State media division, Newsletter/Newspaper category.

And Senior Voice writer Mackenzie Stewart won a Gold award for her story, “Good Information is the Best Medicine.” The article can be read on the Senior Voice website, (Enter the title in the search window.)

The entries were judged by a panel of mature market experts from across the United States for overall excellence of design, content, creativity and relevance to the senior market.

“Congratulations to Mackenzie,” said Senior Voice Editor David Washburn. “We always like to win awards in the Mature Media contest because of the level of participation and quality of the entries. To win recognition is an honor.”

Older Persons Action Group has been publishing Senior Voice for 39 years. The monthly newspaper, aimed at older Alaskans and their families, is distributed statewide, and is provided free to low-income seniors. Some funding is provided through a “Nutrition, Transportation and Support Services” federal and state grant managed by the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services.

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