Nominations Sought for Senior Citizens of the YearContact: Carol Dye (517) 373-7876
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2012
LANSING - The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) and Commission on Services to the Aging are seeking nominations for the "Senior Citizen of the Year" awards. Winners will be announced and honored at the 5th Annual Older Michiganians Day event on Wednesday, June 20 at the State Capitol in Lansing.
"It is always a welcomed pleasure to recognize the Senior Citizen of the Year honorees. These dedicated Michigan citizens selflessly extend themselves to others in such meaningful ways," said Kari Sederburg, Director of OSA. "They truly are the special people that enrich the fabric of community life in Michigan."
Two older Michigan citizens will be named: one for volunteer contributions made in the area of community leadership, and the other for service provided to others. Those 60 or older on or before May 7, 2012, are eligible for nomination, and all nominations must be submitted by an organization. Nominees may be employed at the time of nomination, however applicants will be judged on their service or leadership in unpaid, volunteer positions.
Nominations must be postmarked by Monday, May 7, and mailed to the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, ATTN: 2012 Senior Citizen of the Year Award Program, P.O. Box 30676, Lansing, MI 48909-8176. Nomination forms are available at www.michigan.gov/miseniors or may be requested by calling (517) 373-8230.
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The bi-partisan, 15-member Michigan Commission serves at the pleasure of the Governor and approves funding for aging programs statewide. OSA is the state agency responsible for aging policy and administration of public funding for community-based aging programs. The OSA and Commission work together for the betterment of an aging society.