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2005 Winners

These companies and organizations, recognized for their best practices and policies for valuing the mature worker, are roadmaps for the workplaces of tomorrow. They were honored by AARP at an annual awards dinner in Chicago on September 22, 2005.

Stanley Consultants, Inc., Muscatine, IA

Scripps Health, San Diego, CA

Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Richmond, VA

Deere & Company, Moline, IL

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

First Horizon National Corporation, Memphis, TN

Brevard Public Schools, Viera, FL

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, FL

Mercy Health System, Janesville, WI

The Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA

SSM Health Care, St. Louis, MO

Lincoln Financial Group, Philadelphia, PA

Beaumont Hospitals, Southfield, MI

Inova Health System, Leesburg, VA

Pepco Holdings, Inc., Washington, DC

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Saint Barnabas Health Care System, West Orange, NJ

The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA

Kelly Services, Inc., Troy, MI

Oakwood Healthcare System Inc., Dearborn, MI

Michelin North America, Greenville, SC

Centegra Health System, Woodstock, IL

Cinergy Corp., Cincinnati, OH

Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, AZ

The YMCA of Greater Rochester, Rochester, NY

University of Colorado Hospital Authority, Denver, CO

Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV

Pitney Bowes, Inc., Stamford, CT

Carondelet Health Network, Tucson, AZ

Securian Financial Group, Inc., St. Paul, MN

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, NJ

NASD, Rockville, MD

Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA

Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI

St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, WV

Mitretek Systems, Falls Church, VA

Volkswagen of America, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI

Pinnacol Assurance, Denver, CO

Busch Entertainment Corporation, Clayton, MO

Zurich North America, Schaumburg, IL

West Virginia University Hospitals, Morgantown, WV

SAS, Cary, NC

Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA

Girl Scouts, San Diego - Imperial Council, Inc., San Diego, CA

University Physicians Healthcare, Tucson, AZ

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houson, TX

Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., Hartford, CT

The 2005 Judges

AARP thanks the individuals who served as judges for the 2005 program. These experts in employment and aging issues played a critical role in the selection process:

Gail E. Aldrich
Chief Membership Officer
Society for Human Resource Management
Alexandria, VA

Larry Anderson
President and CEO
National Older Worker Career Center
Arlington, VA

Kathy Burnes
Research Consultant

Gloria Cavanaugh
President and CEO
American Society on Aging
San Francisco, CA

Joan Cirillo
Executive Director
Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, Inc.
Boston, MA

Louis Colbert
Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging
Eddystone, PA

Helen Dennis
Specialist on aging, employment, and retirement
Lecturer, Andrus Gerontology Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

David N. Gamse
Chief Operating Officer, National Center for Productive Aging and Executive Director
Jewish Council for the Aging
Rockville, MD

Gordon Silcox
Workforce Consultant and Executive Coach
Words on Purpose, LLC
Fairfax, VA


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