Miller named Hart Award winner

By The Active Age | June 27, 2023

Robert Miller with his mother, Pam Sichley, center, and Monica Cissell of CPAAA.

Robert Miller has received the 2023 Irene Hart Award from the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging. The award, named for a former longtime executive director of CPAAA, recognizes contributions to the field of aging and older adults in the community.

Miller, a Wichita native, was part of the first graduating class of Wichita State University’s Master of Social Work program in 2001.

He began his career in the skilled nursing unit at St. Joseph Hospital, now part of Ascension Healthcare.

He became director of community outreach for Faith Home Health and Hospice, then joined ComfortCare Homes as senior vice president, serving residents and families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

He’s now on the faculty of WSU’s College of Health Professions, where he also consults on aging programs for the university. Miller, a former chair of the state Alzheimer’s conference, was asked to join the governor’s Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force in 2019.