2020 Gold Standard of Optimal Aging Honorees


The University of Louisville (UofL) Trager Institute leadership is thrilled to congratulate the 2020 Gold Standard of Optimal Aging honorees. This annual recognition honors individuals age 85 or older with this distinguished recognition who are outstanding models optimal aging – people who exhibit inspirational involvement in various aspects of their lives, despite any challenges they may face. 
It is an honor to recognize this special group of individuals for their active and vital roles in our communities. This award is especially significant in light of the challenges of 2020.

Meet the 2020 Honorees!

Bettye Albritton
Pearline Allen
Mary Alvey
Roy Barnes
Rosalle Battcher
Anna Beasley
Wendell Berry
Tom Briggs
Arnold Brouillard

Charles Brown
Mary Brown
Mary Margaret Caster
George Clark
Marie Clay
James "Father Jim" Flynn
Rev. Robert B. Gray
Mattie Jones
Helen McMillen

June McNally
Julie Metzler
Nyirakamana Mukashyaka
Elayne Roose, PsyD
Evelyn Siemens
Pupsa Lal Subedi
Chandra Wakhley
Mary Wright

 Many thanks to our GENEROUS Sponsors


Christian Davis Furman, MD
Jane Thibault, PhD

Planning Committee Members:

Chris Clements

LaVerne Cox, PhD

Jon Crocker


Molly Dobson 

Libby Eilers

Christian Davis Furman, MD


Natalie Pope

Sarah Teeters

Jane Thibault, PhD