Oneida County Honors 2017 ‘Older Americans’

Lucretia Hunt, T.R. Proctor NJROTC overall award winners

The Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care and its Advisory Long Term Care Council presented its 2017 Older American Awards Thursday and recognized more than 60 individuals and organizations for their contributions to the community.

The Older American Awards recognize senior citizens and senior-related organizations for their efforts helping one another and the community. Oneida County’s annual awards luncheon is presented in conjunction with National Older Americans Month each May. This year’s event took place at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

“We are proud to celebrate the achievements of the older citizens in Oneida County,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “The hard work of this year’s winners and nominees makes a great difference in improving the quality of life for everyone in this community”.

This year's overall winners were:

-Outstanding Contribution Made by a Senior Citizen: Lucretia Hunt

-Outstanding Contribution by an Organization or Business: T.R. Proctor High School's Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps.

“This year we had over 70 individuals and organizations nominated to be honored at Oneida County Older American Awards Celebration,” said Michael Romano, director of the Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care. "Many of the honorees prove to us that making significant contributions doesn't stop at retirement."