Illinois Department of Aging accepting nominations for Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame

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(KBSI) – May is Older Americans Month. The Department on Aging wants to hear from the public about ways older adults have contributed to the communities they call home.

The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is accepting nominations for the Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame. This is open to adults ages 65 and older who excel in the categories of community service, education, performance and/or graphic arts and the labor force.

The Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame was established by the General Assembly in 1994 to honor older adults’ accomplishments and contributions. Four Illinoisans ages 65 or older are inducted into the Hall of Fame for their work in community service, education, arts or the labor force each year.

Nominations for 2022 inductees must be submitted by June 1.

Tap here to learn more information or to submit a nomination.

IDoA administers quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life for older Americans.

Tap here for information about the department’s programs and services for older adults and people with disabilities or contact the Senior HelpLine toll-free at 1-800-252-8966, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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