Do you know a senior who is making a positive difference in Westchester County through his or her professional life, volunteer work or both? If so, Westchester County Executive George Latimer invites you to submit a nomination to the Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, now in its 38th year.
“The Senior Hall of Fame is a special tradition honoring seniors who give their time and energy to improve the quality of life in our communities,” Latimer said. “While we may not be able to celebrate our seniors in person this year, it is still important for us to shine a light on our peers who merit special recognition for their contributions.”
Nominations are due by Oct. 16, 2020 and may be obtained online at www.westchestergov.com/seniors.
To be nominated, a person must:
- Be at least 60 years old and live in Westchester County.
- Made significant contributions to improve life in the County.
- Be an outstanding leader or advocate.
- Have professional achievements that reflect innovative solutions to fulfill unmet community needs (if nomination is based on paid professional work).
Note: Past Hall of Fame inductees are not eligible. See list of former inductees at www.westchestergov.com/seniors.
All nominations will be reviewed by a judging committee.
Commissioner of the Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) Mae Carpenter said that the Seniors Hall of Fame is an important tradition, because the senior community has helped Westchester to become known for its excellent quality of life.
“Today’s older generation molded a way of life that reflects the caring and generosity of its people,” Carpenter said.
While an in-person celebration is not possible this year, every effort will be made to showcase the inductees in an exciting new medium. Those selected will be inducted during a multi-platform virtual event on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. The community will be invited to view this event for free from the County website, Facebook, YouTube and more.
DSPS, Westchester County Parks and the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services are hosting the gala.
Please submit your nominations online at westchestergov.com/seniors or if you prefer to mail in your nomination, contact Rose Cappa by e-mail at or by phone at (914) 747-0519. Rose Cappa is also the contact to learn how to become a Senior Hall of Fame sponsor or to sponsor a particular honoree.
For additional information, call (914) 813-6400 or visit www.westchestergov.com/seniors.