The German Senior Citizens’ Awards

Awards Ceremony

The German Senior Citizens’ Awards 2012 were awarded on November 29, 2012 in Berlin. Germany’s Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Dr. Kristina Schröder, the award’s patron, made the welcoming speech. Two prize winners were honored: the City of Rödental and the Verein für Internationale Jugendarbeit Frankfurt am Main e.V. (Association for International Youth Work Frankfurt am Main) for its JUSTAment project. The Otto Mühlschlegel Prize was awarded to gerontologist Dr. Ursula Lehr.

The award ceremony was held in the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s representative office in Berlin. Jörg Thadeusz hosted the event. The 150 invited guests included high-caliber representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science, civil society, and culture. Background music was provided by the Berlin-based Swing Trio fronted by 81-year-old jazz singer Ruth Hohmann. Entertainment at the award ceremony, in the form of scenes and images of aging and life as a senior citizen, was provided by the FWT Cologne’s Senior Citizen’s Theater.

Documentation of the Awards Ceremony

Pictures of the Awards Ceremony

Berlin representative office of the Foundation.
Presenter Jörg Thadeusz and nominee Eva Kreuz.
Kristina Schröder, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and the award’s patron.
Prize winner "Ideas for Senior Citizens": Mayor Gerhard Preß and Wolfgang Hasselkus of the city of Rödental, Dieter Berg, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Henning Scherf.
Prize winner "Ideas from Senior Citizens": Sabine Schlue and Peter Hartmann, "JUSTAment", Henning Scherf (left), and Dieter Berg.
From left: Jörg Thadeusz, Susanne Porsche, Wolfgang Malchow, and Hans-Werner Cieslik
Ursula Lehr, former Federal Minister of Health, was awarded the Prize for Contributions to the Advancement of Senior Citizens, and Henning Scherf.
2012 prize winners on the stage.