April 2021
Call for nominations: 2021 Senior Citizen of the Year

Michigan's Aging & Adult Services Agency is calling on area agencies on aging, county councils and commissions on aging, senior centers, senior volunteer programs, faith-based and health organizations, long-term care facilities, and all other interested parties to nominate an older adult for this year's Senior Citizen of the Year.

This annual state tradition celebrates an older adult whose community has been enhanced through their active engagement, volunteerism, and selfless acts of service to others. They are often the unsung heroes our communities cannot live without…those special people communities can always count on to help in so many important ways!

Eligible Nominees

  • Must be age 60 or older.
  • May be employed at the time of nomination, however, it is volunteer work that will be judged.
  • Are available to attend an award presentation during the week of May 3.
  • Have been nominated by an organization, not an individual.

Nominations given ideal consideration by judges are those that showcase a candidate at his or her very best. In this spirit, you are strongly encouraged to paint an interesting picture of your nominee through descriptive explanations of their volunteer activities, background, and character, as well as their community impact. Candidate names and information will be kept confidential; nomination forms will not be returned. The winner will be chosen by April 28.

Follow These Simple Steps!

Questions and completed nomination forms (Parts I-IV, including a photo) may be directed to Julia Thomas at Please send the nomination form and scanned photograph as attachments. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of your information.


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