Senior Hall of Fame applications
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Deadline for nominations June 1
[FEB. 19, 2005]
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois
Department on Aging Director Charles D. Johnson announced on
Thursday that the department is seeking nominations for the 2005
Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame.
"We have no shortage of older adults
who have made remarkable accomplishments and who have enriched our
state significantly," Johnson said. "The hall of fame is one way to
honor these exceptional individuals for giving selflessly of their
time and talents and serving as role models to younger generations."
The General Assembly established the
Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame in 1994 to honor adults who excel in
four categories: community service, education, performance or
graphic arts, and the labor force. Since then, 60 people have been
The Department on Aging will accept
nomination forms by fax and mail through June 1.
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Candidates will be inducted into the
2005 Illinoisans Hall of Fame on Senior Day at the Illinois State
Fair, on Aug. 15.
Eligibility is based on the
nominee's past and present accomplishments in the category of
choice. The candidate must be age 65 or older and a current Illinois
resident or a former citizen who has lived in the state most of his
or her life. Posthumous nominees will be considered.
Nomination forms are available at
local Area Agencies on Aging and through the Senior HelpLine by
calling (800) 252-8966.
Department on Aging news release]