Director of social services to be honored
Updated: October 3, 2012 4:44PM
Louise Starmann, of Burr Ridge, director of social services at Aging Care Connections, La Grange, will be honored by the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, Chicago, on Oct. 11.
Starmann was named the honoree in the health category of the group’s awards recognizing members of the public health and policy communities for vision, leadership and work.
The awards program will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Prairie Production, 1314 W. Randolph, Chicago. Program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. General tickets are $75 and are available by calling (312) 372-4292 or visiting www.hmprg.org.
Starmann has been the director of social services at Aging Care Connections for 13 years. Previously, she supervised elder abuse and case management programs after joining the organization in 1980. She has worked in the field of aging for more than 30 years providing community-based assessments, elder abuse investigation and case work, information and referral, and family resources to caregivers of older adults. Starmann earned her master of social work degree at Jane Addams School of Social Work in 1990.
Starmann has been a field work instructor for Dominican University, the University of Chicago and Jane Addams School of Social Work, and a guest lecturer on topics related to aging at the University of Chicago, Life Services Network and in the community. At Aging Care Connections, she is responsible for the overall management and integrity of eight State and federally-funded programs and services. She serves on the Advisory Board of Molina Healthcare.
Most recently, Starmann has been involved in the development and implementation of the Bridge Model, a nationally-replicated transitional care model. The model was created in partnership with the Illinois Transitional Care Consortium. This fall, Starmann will teach a course on aging at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
To learn more, visit www.agingcareconnections.org.