FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2013
Odell Supports Search for Outstanding Senior Citizens
Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell is supporting Director of the Office for the Aging Patricia Sheehy and the Putnam County Senior Citizens Advisory Board as they seek nominations for this year’s SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD.
“We are fortunate to have a very active senior population,” said Odell. “Selecting one man and one woman from among so many seniors who do so much to make a difference and enhance the lives of Putnam residents will be an exciting challenge.”
This year’s nominating theme is “Unleash the Power of Age: Recognizing Older New Yorkers Who Demonstrate the Power of Making a Difference through Civic Engagement.”
Candidates must be 60 years of age or older and residents of PutnamCounty.
Two seniors from each of New York’s counties will be honored at a luncheon on May 7 in Albany. Putnam’s winners will also be honored at the annual Putnam County Senior Volunteer Ceremony this spring.
Nominations should be made on an official form which can be obtained from the Office of the Aging or downloaded from their website: http://www.putnamcountyny.com/ofa.
Completed nomination forms must be received by Monday, March 19, 2013. Forms may be mailed to: Senior Award, Putnam County Office for the Aging, 110 Old Route Six Center, Building No. 1, Carmel, NY 10512 or faxed to (845) 808 1942.
Employees of federal, state, county, or local municipalities who provide services to senior citizens are not eligible to be nominated. Previous recipients of this award are also ineligible.
For more information or to request a nomination form, please call the Putnam County Office for the Aging at (845) 808-1700.