The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability has named a new award after Charles Hewgley, a longtime Signature HealthCARE stakeholder and now private consultant to the company.
The Charles Hewgley Excellence in Aging Award – of which Charles is the first recipient – will be presented annually to an individual or organization that displays dedication and passion for making a difference in the lives of seniors in Tennessee.
“Charles Hewgley has worked tirelessly for over 30 years on behalf of seniors in Tennessee,” said Jim Shulman, Executive Director for the agency. “During his tenure at the Commission, Charles helped create and implement in Tennessee some of the very first services funded under the Older American’s Act, like home delivered meals and senior centers. Charles also envisioned the future of aging and was an instrumental player in bringing Home and Community Based Services to Tennessee. Throughout all of Charles’ endeavors, his passion and drive to make life better for seniors has always been evident.”
Charles spent 16 years with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, which facilitates and organizes programs, resources, and other entities to protect and ensure the quality of life and independence of older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities. During his time with the agency, Charles served in a variety of roles, including Assistant Director and Interim Executive Director.
“I am humbled, and I truly appreciate this award,” Charles said. “I had the opportunity to be involved in some exciting program development over the years. Aging services continues to be a vibrant and growing career for the future. My hope is that more young professionals are attracted to this work and continue to innovate.”
For more about the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, visit its website.