Nomination deadline is August 31
Information provided by the Illinois Department on Aging
“The time is now to nominate an older family member, friend or neighbor that has made a significant impact on their community,” said Paula Basta, Director of IDoA. “Now, more than ever, I encourage everyone to take some time to nominate those special individuals who should be recognized for their notable service. Please help us honor those who embody the spirit of respecting yesterday, supporting today, and planning for tomorrow.”
- Community Service: awarded to Illinois senior citizens that have shown support for the general public and community-based programs in their area or at large.
- Education: awarded to Illinois senior citizens that have shown a dedication to instruction and the world of academia.
- Labor Force: awarded to Illinois senior citizens that have a record of accomplishment in their employment or professional career.
- Performance / Graphic Arts: awarded to Illinois senior citizens that have a commitment to health and the promotion of well-being or a record of accomplishment in artistic expression.
The Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame was created by the Illinois General Assembly in 1994 to honor Illinois residents ages 65 and older for their personal achievements in four separate categories. Since then, 121 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.