COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Aging is accepting nominations for outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2014 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Individuals and organizations interested in nominating a neighbor, colleague, family member or friend may visit www.aging.ohio.gov/news/halloffame/ for more information, to submit a nomination or download the nomination form.
"So many of our older Ohioans - our Golden Buckeyes - are defined not by their age, but by the good work they have done and continue to do," said Bonnie K. Burman, Sc.D., director of the department. "The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honors the vital roles our elders play in their communities, across the state and nationwide, while it promotes the benefits of active, productive and purposeful living at all points in our lives."
2013 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inductees:
(Seated L-R) Gladys Von Stein, Samuel Burnett, Gene and Evelyn Kelsey, Lenel Moore; (Standing L-R) Joseph Buckley, Georgia J. Anetzberger, Ph. D, Donald J. Smith and Ruth Snodgrass.
Nominees for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame must be age 60 or older and be native-born Ohioans or residents of the state for at least 10 years. Posthumous nominations will be accepted. The nominee (or a representative of the nominee if he or she is unable) must consent to the nomination.
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:
- Community Activism
Induction is held each May. Those selected will join more than 350 older Ohioans inducted into the hall since its inception in 1978. To learn more and view past inductees, visit www.aging.ohio.gov/news/halloffame/.
About ODA - The Ohio Department of Aging works to ensure that Ohio is on the leading edge of innovation in responding to the growing and changing aging population. We work with state agencies, area agencies on aging and other local partners to help integrate aging needs into local plans and ensure that aging Ohioans have access to a wide array of high-quality services and supports that are person-centered in policy and practice. Our programs include the PASSPORT Medicaid waiver, the long-term care ombudsman program, the Golden Buckeye Card and more. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov.
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