Each year, Stanislaus County honors five outstanding senior citizens who have been nominated by the community for their volunteer work in the areas of Community Service, Humanitarianism, Leadership, Political Advocacy, or good Neighborliness.
In 1963, President John Kennedy designated the month of May as ‘Senior Citizens Month’. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter renamed it ‘Older Americans Month’. Every President since John Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation for the month of May, asking the entire nation to pay tribute in some way to older persons in their community.
One of the ways our County pays tribute to ‘Older Americans Month’ is to recognize local older Americans for the contributions they make to our families, communities, and society. Stanislaus County honors five outstanding senior citizens who have been nominated by the community at large for their volunteer work in the areas of Community Service, Humanitarianism, Leadership, Political Advocacy, or good Neighborliness.
The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging and the Commission on Aging, I invite local agencies and individuals to help honor these local senior citizens who have given themselves in an unselfish manner through their volunteer service. We are asking for nominations of senior(s) who fall into this category. These five Senior Award Winners, one from each Supervisorial District, will be recognized by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors at one of their regular business meetings in May 2020.
Please complete the 2020 Senior Award Nomination form. Persons of any age may nominate a senior citizen, who must be age 60 years or older and a resident of Stanislaus County, to be honored for their outstanding volunteer work. The deadline for the Nomination Form to be returned is March 6, 2020. Feel free to make copies of the nomination form. If you have any questions, please contact: Tiffany Walter-Leijten at moc.ytnuocnats@tnetjiel or 209-558-7825.