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Welcome to the Shelley Joseph-Kordell Tribute Website

The Shelley Joseph-Kordell Award and Scholarship Ceremony to Honor Those Who Work with Seniors

Shelley Joseph-Kordell was a geriatric care manager, a field that provides the elderly and their family with a variety of services including care coordination, medical advocacy, and arrangement of community services. In the mid-1980s she founded the company "Rent A Daughter" and was passionate about serving her clients. After her death in 2003, family, friends, and Hennepin County established a Steering Committee to create and oversee an annual Ceremony honoring her legacy.

The Annual Shelley Joseph-Kordell Award and Scholarship Ceremony is held each October at the end of the Fall Aging Conference. The Ceremony has three goals:

  • to raise the profile of aging-related issues through a keynote speaker and by honoring those working with seniors;
  • to remember Shelley Joseph-Kordell and the commitment and passion with which she served her clients; and
  • to raise money for the Shelley Joseph-Kordell Scholarship at the University of Minnesota.

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2011 Unsung Heroes Nomination Form

2011 Honoring Individuals and Agencies Nomination Form

To nominate someone for the 2011 Shelley Joseph-Kordell Award, please download a nomination form.  All nominations are due June 30, 2011.

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2011 Ceremony

Thursday, November 10, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m

Sponsored by Lurie Besikof Lapidus, Right at Home, & Ecumen

Learn more about the

Sixth Annual (2010) Shelley Joseph-Kordell Award and Scholarship Ceremony

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SJK Steering Committee