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Hamilton opens nominations for Senior of the Year Awards

Do you know an exceptional senior citizen who volunteers and makes outstanding contributions to Hamilton? Well, now’s your chance to nominate them for the city’s Senior of the Year Awards.

An annual celebration of the senior Hamiltonians who donate their time to making the city a better place, nominations are now open for the 2021 edition of the awards, with city residents ages 65 and up eligible for recognition.

This year’s award ceremony will feature 10 categories: a Youth Supporting Seniors award, a Healthy & Active Living award, a Behind the Scenes award, an Economic Leadership award, a Compassion & Companionship award, a Diversity and Cultural award, a general Leadership award, an Innovation award, and a Lifetime Achievement award.

To be eligible for a nomination, seniors must be 65 years of age or older and have lived in Hamilton for at least the last five years. They must also have made noteworthy volunteer contributions to the social, cultural, and/or civic life of the Hamilton community. Previous award winners are not eligible.

The eligibility criteria for the Youth Supporting Seniors Award states that a nominee must be current Hamilton residents between the ages of 15 to 25 years old who have volunteered with seniors for a large amount of time with a charity, not-for-profit, or individual person.

Have someone in mind you want to nominate? Nomination packages are available now on the City of Hamilton website, and submissions close on Friday, May 28th for the 2021 awards!

Read more here.

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