Illinois Dept. on Aging Accepting Nominations for Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Class of 2024

Do you know an outstanding older adult who deserves recognition for their achievements and contributions? Nominate them for the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Class of 2024!

According to the Dept. of Aging’s Website: The Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame honors the accomplishments of Illinois residents aged 65 and older. Each year, four older adults are inducted into the Hall of Fame for their work in the arts, sports, and entertainment; community service; education; or the labor force.Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame, nominees must be:Aged 65 or older at the time of nomination; and
A current Illinois resident or a previous resident of Illinois for most of their life.
Posthumous nominations are also accepted. To be eligible, the nominee must have been 65 or older and living in Illinois at the time of death.Selection Process:Nominations for the Hall of Fame are accepted year-round. To guarantee consideration for the 2024 induction class, nominations must be submitted no later than June 1, 2024. Nominations submitted after June 1 will be considered for the following year’s induction class.Nominators of new Hall of Fame inductees are expected to participate in an award ceremony honoring their nominee and highlighting their accomplishments.Nomination forms must include:The nominee’s name, birthdate (including year), and contact information
At least one photograph of the nominee
The nominator’s contact information
The nominator will also be asked to provide information on the nominee’s contributions to their community, such as:Contributions the nominee has made in ONE of the following categories:
Arts, sports, and entertainment
Community service
The labor force
Volunteer work and/or charitable activities
Programs the nominee has implemented to improve community members’ quality of life
A list of awards, recognitions, and honors the nominee has receivedTo learn more, click the link below!