Seniors hall seeks nominees

Seniors hall seeks nominees

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is seeking nominees for the Class of 2020.

“We are looking for individuals who defy convention and continue to play a significant role in the success of their community and their fields of endeavor,” Ursel J. McElroy, director of the Ohio Department of Aging, said. “Certainly, you know someone who is worthy of induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.”

The Hall of Fame honors native-born or longtime Ohio residents 60 and older who are defined by their actions, not their age. Since 1976, 486 exceptional older Ohioans have been inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

Past inductees have included business and industry leaders, advocates, community planners, educators, scientists, health care professionals, volunteers, artists, entertainers, athletes, and more.

Nominees are evaluated on the scope and impact of their contributions begun or continued after age 60. Nominees must be native-born Ohioans or have been residents of the state for at least 10 years. Posthumous nominations are accepted, provided the date of death is within the last five years and the nominee was age 60 or older at the time of death.

New members are inducted each May, which is Older Americans Month.

Nominations must be received by Nov. 29. Find the nomination form and view past inductees at www.aging.ohio.gov/hallof fame, or request a paper nomination form by calling the department at 614-728-0253.