WASHINGTON, DC—The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) recently honored Lynn Kellogg with the 2014 President’s Award for her significant contributions and leadership to further the mission of the Aging Services Network. “Lynn is a paragon of the region and the people of the State of Michigan and indeed the entire nation,” said Barb Farris, Region IV Area Agency on Aging, board chair. “Her foresight, initiative, and persistence have paved the way for independence of senior citizens not only in Southwest Michigan but as an example nationally. I applaud n4a President Nick Beamer in his recognition of this outstanding public servant,” said Farris.

Annually, n4a presents the President’s Award to recognize an outstanding person who has helped to advance the mission of the organization. n4a President Nick Beamer said, “It is my pleasure to join in this great tradition with the presentation of the 2014 President’s Award to Lynn Kellogg. We celebrate the many achievements of her tireless efforts and her many contributions to the Aging Services Network throughout her career.”

Kellogg has been in the field of aging for 37 years. She is well-known nationally as a speaker on diverse topics such as long-term care and intergenerational programs, and is a champion for business development in the field. Lynn is a Past President of n4a, was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging, sits on numerous Boards and has received awards from the Michigan Society of Gerontology, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Y.W.C.A., and Business Review. In 2012, Kellogg was recipient of Cornerstone’s Merlin Hanson Exemplary Business Leader Award, the same year that the Area Agency on Aging was a Platinum Stakes award recipient for business growth. She also writes a regular column for the Herald Palladium, is married with a large family and is caregiver for her 94-year-old mother.  Lynn holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Western Michigan University and is a past President of the WMU Alumni Association.

“My journey with the aging network has offered many challenges; has taught me to be aware of problems and given me the ability to know where to look for solutions,” Kellogg said in accepting the award. “I am fortunate to have a career with the aging network working with exceptional people. 

n4a is the leading voice on aging issues for Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) across the country and a champion for Title VI Native American aging programs. (www.n4a.org )