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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nominate an outstanding older Ohioan for the 2015 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Ohio Department of Aging is accepting nominations for outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2015 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Individuals and organizations interested in nominating a neighbor, colleague, family member or friend may download a nomination form or submit a nomination online by clicking here.

To be eligible for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame:

  • Individuals must be age 60 or older.
  • A native-born Ohioan or a resident of Ohio for at least ten years.
  • Posthumous nominations will be accepted.
  • Nominee must be aware of and consent to this nomination.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted.

“Our elders can and do play a vital role in their communities, across our great state and nationwide,” said Bonnie K. Burman, Sc.D., director of the department. “By choosing to live a life defined not by their age, but by the good work they have done and continue to do, nominees for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame serve as role models to inspire all of us to continue to grow, thrive and contribute.”

Nominees will be evaluated on one or both of these criteria:

  1. The impact that their contributions and accomplishments have had in keeping Ohio on the leading edge of innovation and responsiveness to the growing and changing aging population, AND/OR
  2. The degree to which they are respected and vital members of society who continue to thrive, grow and contribute.

An induction ceremony will be held in May, observed nationally as Older Americans Month. Nominations are accepted all year long, but to maximize your nominee's chances of being included in the May 2015 induction ceremony, please sumbit your nominations by March 1.

Those selected will join 421 other older Ohioans inducted into the hall since its inception in 1977. To learn more and view past inductees, visit www.aging.ohio.gov/news/halloffame/.

 

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