Senior Citizen Of The Year Nominations Being Accepted

Contact: Karen Carroll (517) 373-8230
Agency: Community Health

June 7, 2005

The Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging and the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging are accepting nominations for the 2005 Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

“The Senior Citizen of the Year Award provides an opportunity to recognize Michigan seniors who go above and beyond to improve the quality of life for others,” said Sharon L. Gire, Director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging. “This award is our way of honoring two of those extraordinary seniors and their contributions to our great State.”

The Award is given in two categories - leadership in the community and service provided to others. Winners will be invited to attend an award ceremony at the Michigan State Fair Seniors’ Day on Monday, August 15, 2005.

Nominations must be submitted by an organization and must be postmarked by Friday, July 15, 2005. Nominees must be age 60 or older. Selections will be made with particular attention to the nominee’s service or leadership rendered in the past year.

Nomination forms are available by contacting the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging at 517-373-8230 or by visiting www.miseniors.net.