WHITE PLAINS, NY — Do you know a senior who is making or has made a positive difference in Westchester County through his or her professional life, volunteer work or both? If so, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites you to submit a nomination to the Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, now in its 34th year.
“The Hall of Fame is a special tradition that honors seniors who have given their time and energy to improve the quality of life in their communities or the county at large” Astorino said. “Don’t miss this great opportunity to shine a light on people who merit special recognition for their contributions.”
Those selected will be inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame at a festive luncheon on Friday, December 2 in the Grand Ballroom of the Westchester Marriott Hotel.
Nominations are due by September 16 and may be obtained online at westchestergov.com/seniors.
To be nominated, a person must:
Be at least 60 years old and live in Westchester
Have made significant contributions to improve life in the county
Be an outstanding leader or advocate
Have done professional work that reflects innovative solutions to fulfill unmet community needs (if nomination is based on paid professional work)
Not be a past Hall of Fame inductee (see list of former inductees at westchestergov.com/seniors).
All nominations will be reviewed by a judging committee of past Senior Hall of fame honorees, members from DSPS’ Aging Network, the county’s Senior Council and the Older Americans Act Advisory Council.
Gala hosts are the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS), Westchester County Parks and the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services.
DSPS Commissioner Mae Carpenter said that seniors have helped Westchester to become known for its renowned quality of life.
“Today’s older generation molded a way of life that reflects the caring and generosity of its people,” she said.
Also contact Cappa to learn how to become a Hall of Fame sponsor or to sponsor a particular honoree.