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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces Nominations Open For Senior Citizen Of The Year

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Bellone: "Each year we pay a special recognition to those individuals who go above and beyond."

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone.

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Suffolk County, NY - January 17, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced that the county is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Senior Citizen of the Year Award. This award recognizes a senior citizen who has contributed to their community and demonstrated leadership either as an advocate, role model, or volunteer. Nominations for the award are due no later than February 21, 2018. 
 
“Each year we pay a special recognition to those individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference for their neighbors in their community,” said County Executive Bellone. “I encourage residents to take a moment and nominate an outstanding person for a chance to join this exclusive group of honorees."
 
Employees of federal, state, county or local municipalities engaged in providing services to senior citizens and previous award recipients are not eligible. Candidates must be 60 years of age or older and a resident of Suffolk County to qualify. Nominations should be mailed, emailed or faxed to:
 
Suffolk County Office for the Aging
PO Box 6100
Hauppauge, New York 11788-0099
Fax: (631) 853-8225
aging.office@suffolkcountyny.gov
 
The award will be presented at the Senior Celebration Luncheon sponsored by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging and Suffolk County Senior Citizen Advisory Board on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.  
 
A copy of the nomination form can be found here. For more information, please call (631) 853-8200 or visit www.suffolkcountyny.gov/aging.