Older Americans Month is celebrated each May to acknowledge the contributions of older adults to their communities and this nation.
The theme for Older Americans Month 2018 is “Engage at Every Age, which emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter when or where you are in life.
To celebrate each Older Americans Month, the Warren County Aging Services Advisory Council annually conducts a county-wide search for an older adult to honor with the Mary Louise Christine Outstanding Senior Citizen of Warren County Award.
The county needs help identifying a Warren County senior whose volunteer service has benefited his or her community in a special way to the extent thatthis person is deserving of this distinction.
In addition to the honoree’s name being permanently memorialized on a plaque displayed in the Wayne Dumont, Jr. Administration Building, the 2018 Outstanding Senior Citizen of Warren County will be presented with an award by the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and celebrated at a reception on May 24 at the Independence Township Senior Center.
Each nominee for the award will receive a special Certificate of Appreciation from the Board of Chosen Freeholders. All nominees and their guests will be invited to attend the May 24 reception.
Nomination forms and award criteria are available by calling the Division of Aging & Disability Services at 908-475-6591 or toll free 1-877-222-3737. The form also can be downloaded from the Warren County official website, www.co.warren.nj.us.
Completed forms are due back to the Warren County Division of Aging & Disability Services no later than Thursday, May 3.