Senior Citizen Of The Year Nomination Forms Available

Contact: Karen Carroll (517) 373-8230
Agency: Services to the Aging, Office of

April 26, 2006

The Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging and the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging are accepting nominations for the 2006 Senior Citizen of the Year Award.

“The Senior Citizen of the Year Award provides a tremendous opportunity to organizations and communities to recognize the valuable work of local seniors,” said Sharon L. Gire, Director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging. “This award allows us to honor two seniors while showcasing the contributions of all seniors to our daily civic and social life.”

The Award is given in two categories – leadership in the community and service provided to others. The Commission on Services to the Aging and the Office of Services to the Aging will join with the Michigan State Fair to honor the winners at an award ceremony at the Michigan State Fair Seniors’ Day on Monday, August 28, 2006.

Nominees must be age 60 or older at the time of nomination. Selections will be made with particular attention to the nominee’s service or leadership rendered in the past year.

Winners for 2005 were Evald Jorgensen of Oxford and Donald Mathews of Muskegon.

Nomination forms are available by contacting the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging at 517-373-8230 or by visiting www.miseniors.net. Only organizations can submit nominations and they must be postmarked by Friday, July 7, 2006.