Nominations sought for Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

| October 11, 2012

COSHOCTON – The Ohio Department of Aging celebrates outstanding older Ohioans for their achievements and contributions to others, for the roles they play in their communities, state and nation, and for what they do to promote productive and enjoyable lives. Since 1978, more than 350 individuals have been inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for contributions toward the benefit of humankind. 

The Ohio Department of Aging is currently accepting nominations for this honor. Nominees must be age 60 or older and a native-born Ohioan or a resident of Ohio for the last 10 years, they must be outstanding in service to mankind through leadership, innovation, motivation and contribution and set an example for all Ohioans by leading lives not defined by age or barriers. They will be evaluated by a committee using a formal rating system 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, and the highest-rated nominees will be honored. Posthumous nominations will be accepted; however, self-nominations will not be accepted. 

To nominate someone, go to or contact Jennifer at the Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc. at (800) 945-4250, extension 4725, to request a form be mailed to you. Nominations must be received or postmarked by Friday, Nov. 30. 

The Ohio Department of Aging works to ensure that our elders are respected as vital members of society who continue to grow, thrive and contribute. We collaborate with state agencies and community partners, including area agencies on aging, 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. Their programs include the PASSPORT Medicaid waiver, caregiver support, the long-term care ombudsman program, the Golden Buckeye Card and more. Visit

For further information about the Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc. and the programs they offer, call (740) 439-2294 or toll-free (800) 945-4250 or online at

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