Dynamic central Ohioans wanted for Hall of Fame
The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging celebrates active and ageless lifestyles by inducting 10 exceptional older central Ohioans into the Hall of Fame during Older Americans Month each year.
The next annual recognition ceremony and reception will be held on May 18 in Columbus.
Nominees are evaluated for their significant contributions to the community after reaching the age of 60. Those selected for induction are role models for leading vibrant, meaningful lives and enriching the quality of life for others. Their compelling stories demonstrate lifelong commitments to causes, organizations and communities.
The legacy of the Hall of Fame is to preserve and foster an appreciation for those remarkable individuals who helped to shape the future of our communities. More than 380 individuals have been inducted in the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame since 1975.
Any individual or organization may nominate a resident of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway or Union County. Nominees must be 60 years of age or older and a legal resident of Ohio for the past five years or longer. A married couple may be nominated for one award if both have been equally involved in the same activities and both meet the eligibility criteria.
Inductees receive a Hall of Fame lapel pin, a framed portrait from a professional photographer, and a personal recognition on stage from county commissioners. A professionally catered reception with family and friends follows the ceremony.
For more information, contact the Hall of Fame Coordinator at the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging at (614) 645-7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A nomination form is available online at www.coaaa.org.