Senior Citizen of the Year Nominees Sought

April 24, 2001

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging Director Lynn Alexander has announced that nominations for the Senior Citizen of the Year award will be accepted until Friday, July 20. The award, sponsored by the Office of Services to the Aging and the Michigan State Fair, recognizes persons 60 and older in the areas of service and leadership.

Winners will receive a cash award made possible by Consumers Energy Company and will be presented on Senior Citizens Day at the Michigan State Fair, Monday, August 27.

"Michigan is home to many active seniors committed to helping others and building our communities," said Alexander. "Winners in this annual awards competition come from all walks of life. We are looking for those unsung heroes who strive to be of service to their peers and community."

"The wisdom, knowledge, and dedication seniors contribute is immeasurable," said State Fair General Manager John Hertel. "This award is an opportunity to highlight those contributions, and we are pleased to have this long-standing partnership with the Office of Services to the Aging in sponsoring this award."

Nominations must be submitted by an organization. Nomination forms are available from the Office of Services to the Aging by calling (517) 373-8230 or through any of the 16 local Area Agencies on Aging. The forms must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 20.

Nomination forms and information can also be found on the Office of Services to the Aging web site at http://www.MiSeniors.net.

Winners will be notified in writing. Attendance at the awards presentation is not necessary to win. Completed nomination forms should be sent to Senior Citizen of the Year, Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, P.O. Box 30676, Lansing, MI 48909-8176.