The Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, Inc. will be honoring Lillian Glickman, co-director of the Gerontology Management of Aging Services Program, on October 21, 2011 with the Frank J. Manning Leadership Award.
Professor Glickman has more than 35 years experience in gerontology and with the Massachusetts aging network. From 1998 until January 2003, she served as secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, a cabinet-level agency that administers a wide range of community-based services for elders. Prior to that, she served as assistant secretary for nine years during two separate time periods. Among her accomplishments as secretary were developing and implementing Prescription Advantage, the first state-sponsored insurance-based prescription drug program in the country, providing more intensive home care services for frail elders, and developing the Supportive Housing Program to provide assisted living-like services to elders in public housing. In 2003, Professor Glickman helped to establish the Management of Aging Services online program at UMass Boston and currently serves as its codirector.
Founded by Frank J. Manning and a small group of retired men and women in 1969, the Massachusetts Association of Older Americans, Inc.(MAOA) is the conscience for the promotion of social and economic security for Massachusetts’ elders. MAOA continues its collaborative, educational and coalition-building efforts on a statewide basis to accomplish educational and advocacy goals. MAOA's efforts to advocate for the needs of low-income and minority seniors in programs and coalition work reach thousands of the 360,000 seniors throughout the Commonwealth.