If so, the Ohio Department of Aging wants to hear from you. The deadline to nominate someone for induction into the 2017 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame has been extended to Feb. 5. You can access the nomination form online at www.aging.ohio.gov/HOFNomination or call 614-728-0253 for assistance.
“Ohio is made stronger by the dedication, kindness and compassion of its citizens,” said Beverley Laubert, director of the department. “Inductees to the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame exemplify the hard work and contribution of older Ohioans, as well as the vital roles they play in our communities and our state.”
Past inductees have included business and industry leaders, advocates, community planners, educators, scientists, health care professionals, volunteers, artists, entertainers, athletes and more. Nominees are evaluated on the scope and impact of their contributions begun or continued after age 60. Nominees must be native-born Ohioans or have been residents of the state for at least 10 years. Posthumous nominations are accepted.
Induction is held each May as the state and nation celebrate Older Americans Month. Those selected for the Hall of Fame will join more than 450 older Ohioans inducted into the hall since its inception in 1978. Visit www.aging.ohio.gov/halloffame to learn more and view past inductees.
Nominations must be received by Feb. 5 to guarantee consideration for 2018 induction.