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The Fred A. Birchmore Award for Active Aging honors a resident of the Athens area who exemplifies the goals of the Athens Area Active Aging Coalition – to enjoy life and enhance health by being physically and socially active after age 50. The award will be presented at the Athens Senior Expo on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at the Oconee County Civic Center located at 2661 Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville. The award will be presented at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is invited.
Click the following link for the Birchmore Award Nomination Form 2013
The award is named in honor of Fred Birchmore, an Athenian who gained world renown when he bicycled around the earth in the 1930s. Fred passed away early in 2012 at the age of 100. During his long life, he inspired thousands of people with his energy, enthusiasm and positive outlook. He gave of himself to promote wellness and physical activity, including the donation of land to Athens-Clarke County for the expansion of Memorial Park. We are honored that Fred gave us permission to name this award in his honor, and hope it will inspire others to follow his example for many years to come.