Senior Voice Staff 

Senior Voice wins national media awards


October 1, 2018

Older Persons Action Group, Inc., earned honors for its monthly, statewide publication Senior Voice in the 27th 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 four awards for feature stories:

Long-time Senior Voice contributor Dianne Barske won a merit award for her feature story, “Senior League Hockey Players ‘Skate to Live’”.

Leslie Shallcross won two awards for her stories on nutrition and health: a gold award for “Today’s Many Sugar Alternatives,” and a merit award for “Juicing: Squeezing Nutritional Fact from Fiction.”

Contributor Laura Atwood won a silver award for her series of articles on seniors and pets.

These authors’ articles 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.

Older Persons Action Group has been publishing Senior Voice for 40 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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