Picente: County Seeks Nominations To Honor Outstanding Seniors

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today encouraged Oneida County residents who know remarkable senior citizens or employers and community partners that strongly support seniors to nominate those individuals and organizations so that the county can honor them during “Older Americans Month” in May.

“Across this county, there are some older residents who are accomplishing great things for families, agencies, businesses and communities,” Picente said. “We at County Government want to highlight these contributions because we know that outstanding people perform outstanding service at any age. Likewise, some of our employers and agencies go out of their way to provide employment opportunities and services to senior citizens. I believe it is important that we recognize these positive contributions to our community.

The Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care Advisory Council is seeking nominations for the “2012 Oneida County Senior Citizen or Couple of the Year”, Outstanding Contribution by a Senior Citizen”, and “Outstanding Contribution by an Organization or Business”.  The requirements are: the senior must be a resident of Oneida County and age 60 years or older and organization and business must be located in Oneida County.   Nominations must be submitted and received by March 30, 2012. Nomination forms can be down loaded from the Office for the Aging website:  http://www.ocgov.net/office and are available at Parkway Senior Center, North Utica Community Center, New Hartford Adult Dining and Activity Center, and Ava Dorfman Center. Nominations can be mailed to: the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care, 120 Airline Street, Suite 201, Oriskany, NY 13424, and Attention:  Philomena Amodio or Fax 315-768-3658. For information contact, Oneida County Office for the Aging at 798-5456.

Oneida County annually joins the nation in celebrating “Older American Month” as a time and occasion to show appreciation and support for older persons as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities.  The annual celebration encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active, and involved in their own lives and in their community.  Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, along with the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care and its Advisory/Long Term Care Council is once again preparing to celebrate and honor older Oneida County residents with the annual awards banquet on May 23, 2012.