January 14, 2016

Advocate for the Aging Award Presented to Austin Heyman

Chuck Short and Austin Heyman
Austin Heyman was awarded the 2015 Advocate for the Aging Award from the Jewish Council for the Aging® (JCA). The award was presented at the JCA’s Annual meeting on October 8.

Heyman is a longtime advocate for seniors and intergenerational programs. His visionary leadership in Montgomery County led to his founding of Interages, a non-profit organization that seeks to build bridges and relationships between generations. Austin served as Interages' Director from 1986-1997. In addition to his work with Interages, Austin has been deeply involved with numerous community groups; working on educational and youth issues. Heyman’s contributions to our community have earned him numerous honors. Also, Heyman is the moderator of two television programs on Montgomery County Cable: Seniors Today and Montgomery Citizens Agenda.

Photo credit: Harvey Levine