Ohio Department of Aging seeks nominations for Senior Citizen Hall of Fame

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Ohio's Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honors and recognizes the vital role older adults play in their communities, state and nation while it promotes the benefits of active, productive and purposeful living at all points in our lives. Since 1978, more than 350 individuals age 60 or older have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Individuals selected for the Hall of Fame set an example for all Ohioans by leading lives not defined by age or barriers. They can be recognized for contributions and accomplishments after age 60 or for a continuation of effort and achievement begun before that age. Nominees must be outstanding in service to mankind through leadership, innovation, motivation and contribution.


  1. Nominees must be age 60 or older and a native-born Ohioan or a resident of Ohio for at least ten years. Posthumous nominations are accepted.
  2. Nominees will be evaluated on the impact of their current contributions, or a continuation of contributions begun before age 60, in areas of endeavor including, but not limited to: arts/literature, business/technology, education, health/fitness, public service/volunteerism, science/medicine or other.
  3. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  4. The nominee, or a representative of the nominee if he or she is unable, must consent to this nomination.

Selection process - All eligible nominees will be evaluated by a selection committee using a formal rating system. Those selected may have their photos or videos taken and used at events and for general publicity, and the department reserves the right to share these photos and videos with its partners, including other state agencies, media and partners of the department. There is no compensation for the use of the photos or video.

Click here to visit Ohio Department on Aging Nomination form for Hall of Fame

Nominations must be received or postmarked by Dec. 2, 2013

Call (614) 728-0253 with questions or to request a hard-copy nomination form.