By Robin G. Pilus
Nominations for Maui County’s “Outstanding Older Americans 2011” will be accepted through April 1 by the Maui County Office on Aging.
Honoring outstanding older volunteers has been a tradition in Maui County for 43 years.
Developed to pay homage to the many ways older adults bring inspiration and service to the community, this award recognizes one male and one female as Outstanding Older Americans of Maui County. This year’s event will also highlight the many ways that technology is helping Americans to live longer, healthier and more engaged lives.
Nominees must be 65 years or older at the time of their nomination. Service to organizations, special accomplishments and time spent as a volunteer cargiver for friends or family will all be criteria used to select the award recipients. Applications can be obtained online through the Maui link at the Hawaii Aging and Disabities Resource (ADRC) website or by calling 270-7755.
A recognition ceremony and luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at the Maui Tropical Plantation. Those selected from Maui County, along with Outstanding Older Americans from the counties of Hawaii, Kauai and the City and County of Honolulu will also be honored at a state ceremony hosted by Govenor Neil Abercrombie at Washington Place in Honolulu on May 13, 2011.
Nominations must be submitted to the Maui County Office on Aging by 4:30 p.m. on April 1, 2011 by fax to 270-7935, or mailed to MCOA, Attn: OOA Committee, 200 S. High Street, Wailuku, HI, 96793. Applications can also be emailed to [email protected].