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Senior Citizen of the Year nominations requested

Again this year, two older adults will be recognized at the 2008 Michigan State Fair for what they have done for others. Nominations are requested. Two individuals, age 60 and older, will be honored by the Michigan Office and Commission on Services to the Aging and the Michigan State Fair.

“These awards are presented every year to recognize the special efforts of two older adults,” said Sharon Gire, director of the Office of Services to the Aging. “They have demonstrated citizenship at its very best, and they deserve to be recognized for their contributions to our state.”

The 2008 Senior Citizen of the Year Awards will be made in two categories: “Leadership” and “Service,” to recognize leadership in the community and service to others. The awards highlight contributions made by older adults to civic and social life. Selections will be determined by service or leadership contributed during the past year.

Nominees must be age 60 on or before July 7, 2008, and all nominations must be submitted by an organization. A presiding officer of the organization must sign the nomination. Nominees can be employed at the time of the nomination, but applicants will be judged on service or leadership in unpaid positions.

Award recipients will be invited to attend an awards ceremony that will take place on Seniors Day at the 2008 Michigan State Fair in Detroit.

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, go to www.michigan.gov/miseniors or call (517) 373-8230. Nominations must be postmarked by Monday, July 7, 2008, and sent to: 2008

Senior Citizen of the Year Award Program; Michigan Office of Services to the Aging; P.O. Box 30676; Lansing, MI 48909-8176.





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