The Illinois Department of Aging is now accepting nominations for older adults to be recognized 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, Aug. 22.
Nomination forms are available at local Area Agencies on Aging or by calling the Department’s Senior HelpLine at 800-252-8966. Nomination forms may be mailed to the Illinois Department of Aging, Division of Communications and Outreach at One Natural Resources Way #100, Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271 or faxed to: 1-217-785-4477.
Eligibility is based on the nominee’s past or current accomplishments in the category of choice. The candidate must be a current Illinois resident or a former resident who lived in the state most of his or her life. Posthumous nominees are considered.
This year’s winners will be inducted into the Senior Illinois Hall of Fame during a ceremony in October.