The Maui County Office on Aging is asking the public for nominations for the county’s 46th Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The local awards program is held each May to coincide with with Older Americans Month.
The annual awards program recognizes older Americans for their contributions. It also provides them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year, the theme is “Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow,” which ties in with the national focus on injury prevention.
All nominees must be 65 years of age or older and a resident of Maui County. Nominations can by made by any individual, club or organization; previous winners are not eligible for nomination.
Wendell Crockett was the first Maui County recipient of the prestigious award in 1968. Last year’s awardees were Diane Logsdon of Kula and Richard Endsley of Lahaina. Older adults in Maui County have been celebrated for their contributions and achievements every year since 1968. In total, 89 older adult volunteers have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to Maui County.
The deadline to return completed nomination forms is 4:30pm on Monday, March 31. Mail them to: J. Walter Cameron Center, Attn: OOA Committee, 95 Mahalani St., Room 20, Wailuku, HI 96793. You can also fax completed forms to 808-270-7935 or email them to [email protected]
The awards will be presented at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Maui Beach Hotel’s Elleair Rainbow Ballroom from 11am-1pm.
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