Nazareth Home is excited to announce Anne Marie Currie, a resident at the Highlands Campus, has received the Gold Standard of Optimal Aging Award from the University of Louisville Trager Institute.
This award recognizes adults who are 85 years or older and outstanding models of optimal aging. Individuals who receive this honor exhibit current involvement in one or more of the following areas: physical, spiritual, social, civic, and creative.
Mrs. Currie was a teacher for nearly 40 years, teaching a variety of subjects and topics. She is fluent in French and Spanish, which she used while teaching for Jefferson County Public Schools. At 91 years old, she is an artist who enjoys creating various drawings and art projects especially using watercolors.
“Mrs. Currie is most deserving of this award and is a role model on how to live as you age,” said Mary Haynes, Nazareth Home President/CEO. “She continues to teach art and art appreciation to others. She has also encouraged many groups to visit Nazareth Home and has enriched the community by doing so.”
When she learned she would be receiving this award, Mrs. Currie said, “As I age, I dare never to quit being me. I want to enjoy this life as much as I can and am willing and able to do so.”
This annual award is presented each September during Optimal Aging Month.