Nominees are being sought for seven categories of awards to be presented as part of the Older American’s Month – May 2017 – celebration activities. The seven award categories are: Senior Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen Program of the Year, Public Official of the Year Media, Advocate of the Year, Caregiver of the Year, Older Worker and Intergenerational Effort of the Year.
‘2017 marks the 33rd year of activities to celebrate Older American’s Month’, announced Barry Jay Marks, Chair, AAA Advisory Council. ‘2017 marks the 33rd year of activities to celebrate Older Americans Month in Santa Barbara County. At this time, the community recognizes significant achievements and the contribution of senior citizens to the community.
The theme for Older Americans Month 2017 is Age out Loud. The theme is intended to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging. Age Out Loud gives us an opportunity to shine a light on many important issues and trends.
What it means to age has changed. More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. They expect to continue to live their lives to the fullest, and they’re insisting on changes that make that possible. Older Americans Month’17 is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today.
All persons are invited to present candidates for the award categories. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens by calling 1-800-510-2020 or via email at seniors@KCBX.net or on the website (www.CentralCoastSeniors.org). Deadline for submission of nominations is April 28, 2017
In Santa Barbara County the celebration to honor the nominees will be held at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriot on May 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. In San Luis Obispo County the celebration to honor the nominees will be held at the Sierra Vista Hospital on May 22, 2017 at 2 p.m.
For more information about local activities for Older Americans Month contact joyce ellen lippman, Area Agency on Aging, at 805.925.9554 (voice) or via e-mail at seniors@KCBX.net.
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