Maine Council on Aging Recognizes Inspired Leaders Including Rick Erb

Today, the Maine Council on Aging (MCOA) announced their 2021 award winners who will be honored for their inspirational leadership at the upcoming virtual Wisdom Summit, Embracing a New Normal, Bouncing Forward to Build an Age-Positive Culture in Maine, on September 21, 2021.
Among those being honored is MHCA's former President and CEO, Rick Erb, who will receive the 2021 Lasting Legacy Award. This award recognizes and celebrates the sustained leadership of people whose commitment, ideals, and actions throughout their careers have brought about lasting and positive change to the lives of older Mainers. As the President & CEO of Maine Health Care Association for 20 years, Rick was a tireless advocate for long term care residents and staff, always leading with passion, integrity, and humility.  Rick is also honored for his unwavering commitment to the creation, growth, and operation of the Maine Council on Aging.  Rick was a founding member of the MCOA and served on the Board of Directors for 9 years.  His commitment to aligning advocacy efforts related to essential support workers across the continuum of care was pivotal to many legislative successes. Erb joins legislators, advocates and businesses that will also receive awards. 
“Maine is leading the nation in reimagining how we want to live as we age,” said Jess Maurer, Executive Director of the MCOA.  “Mainers want to live engaged, healthy, and productive lives long into old age, but our current systems don't always support this goal.  The people and business we're honoring have been leading efforts to change this reality.”
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