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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Older American Awards

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For Immediate Release

March 20, 2017

Nominations Sought for Outstanding Older American Awards

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui Dept. of Housing and Human Concerns, Office on Aging, is seeking nominations for Maui County’s 49th Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The awards program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize elders across the nation for their extraordinary efforts and contributions to society.

The annual awards program recognizes older Americans for their contributions and provides them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year, the national theme is “Age Out Loud.”  The theme focus is on older Americans who are taking charge, striving for wellness, owning their independence, and advocating for themselves and others.

Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and a resident of Maui County. Any individual, club or organization may nominate candidates for the award. Previous winners are not eligible for nomination.

Nomination forms are available online at www.mauicountyadrc.org. Nomination forms are also available at the Office on Aging, located at Cameron Center, 95 Mahalani St., Room 20, Wailuku. They may also be requested by calling 270-7755, or by emailing mcoa.adrc@mauicounty.gov.

The deadline to return completed nomination forms is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to the J. Walter Cameron Center, Attn: OOA Committee, 95 Mahalani St., Room 20, Wailuku, HI 96793. Completed forms may also be faxed to 270-7935 or emailed to mcoa.adrc@mauicounty.gov.

This year’s Outstanding Older American awards will be presented at a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Kihei Community Center.

Older adults in Maui County have been celebrated for their contributions and achievements every year since 1968. Wendell Crockett was the first Maui County recipient of the prestigious award in 1968; last year’s awardees were John Tryggestad of Kihei and Kathleen Phillips of Kula. To date, 95 older adult volunteers have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to Maui County.

For more information, call the Maui County Office on Aging at ph. 270-7755 or visit www.mauicountyadrc.org.

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