Nominations Sought for 2016 Maui Outstanding Older American Awards
The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Office on Aging, is seeking nominations for Maui County’s 48th Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County.
The awards program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize elders across the nation for their extraordinary efforts and contributions to society.
Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and a resident of Maui County. Any individual, club or organization may nominate candidates for the award. Previous winners are not eligible for nomination.
Nomination forms are available by calling (808) 270-7755, online at www.mauicountyadrc.org, or by emailing [email protected] Completed forms may also be faxed to (808) 270-7935 or emailed to [email protected]
The deadline to return completed nomination forms is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016 to the J. Walter Cameron Center, located at 95 Mahalani St., Room 20 in Wailuku.
This year’s Outstanding Older American awards will be presented at a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday May 13, 2016 at the Nahele Banquet Room at the Kahili Golf Course Clubhouse in Waikapū.
Every year since 1968, older adults in Maui County have been celebrated for their contributions and achievements. This coincides with the national recognition of Older Americans Month, which honors older Americans for their significant contributions to communities across the nation.
This year, the theme “Blaze a Trail” was chosen by the US Administration for Community Living to focus national awareness on issues facing older adults, and highlight the way older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers and their communities.
Wendell Crockett was the first Maui County recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Older Americans award in 1968. Last year’s awardees were Donald Jensen of Kīhei and Katsuko Enoki of Pukalani. To date, 50 older adult volunteers have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to Maui County.