Picente Seeks Nominations For Older American Awards

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. is pleased to announce that he is seeking nominations for the Older American Awards. Each year the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care and the Advisory/Long Term Care Council recognizes older adults and an organization or business who shares their time and expertise as volunteers throughout Oneida County.

Nomination forms may be obtained by calling the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care at (315) 798-5456.  Forms are also available at the Parkway Senior Center, North Utica Community Center, and the Ava Dorfman Senior Civic Center in Rome.  Forms can also be downloaded from the Oneida County webpage at http:www.ocgov.net (Link of OFA/OCC page). To be considered, nominations must be received in the Office for the Aging, 235 Elizabeth Street, Utica, NY 13501 by Thursday, April 9, 2009.
 
With the month of May fast approaching, the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care and the Advisory Council is asking your assistance to select recipients for the 2009 “Senior Citizen of the Year and the 2009 “Outstanding Contribution by an Organization” awards.
The criteria for each award is as follows:
  • “Senior Citizen of the Year” – volunteer aged 60 and over, an Oneida County resident who creates and/or plans programs that provide needed support services and activities that enhance the lives of senior citizens in the community.  Other volunteer work that a person does to improve the quality of life of the people of their community.
  • “Outstanding Contribution by an Organization” – an organization or business that volunteers and provides needed services to enhance the quality of life of senior citizens and others in the community.
Michael Romano, Director of the Office for the Aging/Continuing Care states that the awards are to recognize senior citizens and an organization or business of the community for their invaluable efforts they perform throughout the year.