Last call for nominations for 2017 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

| January 26, 2017

COLUMBUS – Do you know outstanding older Ohioans who deserves to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their professions, their vocations or their communities? 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 is Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. You can access the nomination form online at or call 614-728-0253 for assistance.

In addition to being age 60 or older, nominees must be native-born Ohioans or residents of the state for at least 10 years. Posthumous nominations are accepted. Nominees are evaluated on the scope and impact of their contributions begun or continued after age 60. Honorees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a special ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse in May.

Past inductees have included business and industry leaders, advocates, community planners, educators, scientists, health care professionals, volunteers, artists, athletes and more. Notable individuals among the more than 450 older Ohioans currently in the Hall of Fame include John and Annie Glenn, Earle Bruce, Rocco Scotti, Paul Newman, Bob and Jewell Evans and others. Learn more, access the nomination form and view past inductees at

Nominations must be received by Monday, Feb. 6, to guarantee consideration for 2017 induction.

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