Montoursville firm wins Telly Award

The prestigious Telly Awards competition has selected Sage Age Strategies, of Montoursville, as the 2013 Bronze winner for its Abe’s Garden documentary video. Nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries were entered in the contest.

The award-winning documentary addresses the growing challenge of Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. and features the personal stories of several individuals, including award-winning music artists Amy Grant and Karen Taylor-Good, who have dealt directly with the disease’s impact on their loved ones.

The documentary shares the wonderful advances being made at Abe’s Garden in Nashville, Tenn. Abe’s Garden is a center of excellence for the latest in evidence-based Alzheimer’s and memory care, which includes a unique medical research, education and training partnership with Vanderbilt University. The video chronicles the creation of Abe’s Garden, its founder’s vision, its advancements and potential as a new model of care for providing an unprecedented level of quality care and comprehensive services for affected individuals. The documentary delivers an inspiring message of dedication, progress, hope and, ultimately, victory over Alzheimer’s disease.

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“Our work with the wonderful people at Abe’s Garden is truly a labor of love,” Sage Age Strategies’ President Faith L. Ott said upon receiving the award. “This honor is very special to all of us because the awards committee has judged the documentary to be effective in capturing the heroic, groundbreaking work occurring at Abe’s Garden to benefit the growing numbers of individuals and families suffering the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. We take great pride in our work with the Abe’s Garden team and look forward to continuing our partnership with them in advancing their noble mission.”

The Telly Awards competition was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected marketing organizations, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world.