on Aging seeks nominations for Senior Hall of Fame
Nomination deadline is August 22;
Winners announced later this year
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[August 04, 2014]
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois
Department on Aging (IDoA) Director John K. Holton, Ph.D., today
reminded Illinoisan residents about the upcoming deadline to
nominate older adults for the 2014 Senior Illinois Hall of Fame
awards. The annual award, established in 1994 by the General
Assembly, recognizes residents of the state, ages 65 and older who
excel in the categories of Community Service, Education, Performance
and/or Graphic Arts and the Labor Force. Nomination forms must be
postmarked or faxed by Friday, August 22, in order to be considered.
“Since its start, 91 people have been inducted into the Senior
Illinois Hall of Fame. Eligibility is based on the nominee’s present
or past accomplishments. We look forward to recognizing the winners
for their personal achievement and urge people to nominate someone
they know,” said Director Holton.
Nomination forms are available at local Area Agencies on Aging, on
the department website
Hall of Fame Page or by calling the Department’s Senior
HelpLine at 800-252-8966. Nominations forms may be mailed to IDoA
Division of Communications & Outreach at One Natural Resources Way
#100, Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271 or faxed to: 1-217-785-4477.
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Eligibility is based on the nominee’s past or
current accomplishments in the category of choice, which excel in
one of four categories: Community Service, Education, Performance
and/or Graphic Arts and in connection to their employment, called
the Labor Force. The candidate must be age 65 or older and a current
Illinois resident or a former resident who lived in the state most
of his or her life. Posthumous nominees are also considered.
IDoA will compile a list of nominees then consult with the members
of the Illinois Council on Aging to determine the award winner from
This year’s winners will be inducted into the Senior Illinois Hall
of Fame during a ceremony in October.
[Text received; ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT ON AGING]