CATSKILL — The Advisory Council to the Greene County Department for the Aging (Human Services), announces that nominations are being accepted for the Greene County Senior Citizen Awards. The two awards, presented annually, are Senior Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen. The purpose of the awards is to recognize the outstanding achievements of senior citizens who have volunteered their time and energy to help other people, their communities, and/or special projects. The dedication of these volunteers help to make Greene County a better place for all of us.
The individuals chosen on the county level will then represent Greene County for recognition for New York State awards. Recently, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) celebrated Older New Yorkers’ Day virtually, recognizing 87 volunteers from across the state who demonstrate their extraordinary value every day to their family, friends, and community. The celebration traditionally takes place each year in May in Albany; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year it was premiered as a virtual event in November.
Any Greene County resident, age 60 or older, can be nominated for these awards. Achievements must be voluntary in nature; performed in Greene County and not part of paid employment. Past award winners may be nominated only if seven or more years have passed since last recognized.
If you know someone who deserves this recognition, contact the Greene County Department of Human Services at 518-719-3555 for an official nomination form. Incomplete forms will not be considered as eligible. Any inquiries for further information may also be directed to the department. Deadline for entries is Jan. 28, 2022.