|Nominate an outstanding older Ohioan for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Friday, 14 February 2014 09:19|
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, 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."
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: Arts/Literature, Business/Technology, Education, Health/Fitness, Community Activism, and Science/Medicine.
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 department works 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. ODA programs include the PASSPORT Medicaid waiver, long-term care ombudsman program, Golden Buckeye Card and more.
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