WHITE PLAINS, NY — Do you know a senior who is making 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 35th year.
“The Senior Hall of Fame is a special tradition honoring seniors who give their time and energy to improve the quality of life in our community,” Astorino said. “Don’t miss this great opportunity to shine a light on seniors who merit special recognition for their contributions.”
Nominations are due by September 15 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
Made significant contributions to improve life in the county
Be an outstanding leader or advocate
Have professional achievements that reflect innovative solutions to fulfill unmet community needs (if nomination is based on paid professional work)
Past Hall of Fame inductees are not eligible (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’s Aging Network, the county’s Senior Council and the Older Americans Act Advisory Council.
DSPS Commissioner Mae Carpenter said that the Seniors Hall of Fame is an important tradition because the senior community has helped Westchester to become known for its quality of life. “Today’s older generation molded a way of life that reflects the caring and generosity of its people,” she said.
Those selected will be inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame at a festive awards luncheon on Friday, December 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown. The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS), Westchester County Parks and the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services are hosting the gala.
Please submit your nominations online at westchestergov.com/seniors or if you prefer to mail your nomination, contact Rose Cappa at email@example.com or at (914) 747-0519. Rose Cappa is also the contact to learn how to become a Senior Hall of Fame sponsor or to sponsor a particular honoree.