Department on Aging Seeks Nominations for Senior Illinoisans Hall of
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[January 18, 2024]
The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA)
is seeking nominations for the 2024 induction class of the Senior
Illinoisans Hall of Fame, which honors the accomplishments of
Illinois residents aged 65 and older.
the teacher who goes above and beyond for their students to the
neighbor who never hesitates to lend a helping hand, our seniors
embody the values of kindness, generosity, and ingenuity that make
us Illinoisans,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Every year, my
administration is proud to honor four older adults for their work in
community service, education, arts, and labor by inducting them into
the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame. On that note, I encourage all
Illinoisans to nominate the older adults in their lives whose impact
deserves to be both recognized and celebrated.”
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. Anyone may nominate an older
adult for consideration.
To be eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame, nominees must be:
At least 65 years old 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, provided the nominee was
65 or older and living in Illinois at the time of death.
To guarantee consideration for the 2024 induction
class, nominations must be submitted no later than June 1, 2024.
Nominators of new Hall of Fame inductees are expected to participate
in an award ceremony honoring their nominee and highlighting their
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“Illinois is home to so many outstanding older adults
who use their talents and passions to make their mark in society,”
said IDoA Interim Director Becky Dragoo. “Nominating someone for
this recognition is a wonderful way to show them the impact they’ve
had on you and the community at large.”
Completed nomination forms may be submitted electronically or
returned via U.S. mail, fax, or email. For more information or to
submit a nomination, please visit
About IDoA: IDoA serves and advocates for older Illinoisans and
their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate
programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence,
dignity, and quality of life.
For information about the Department’s programs and services for
older adults and persons with disabilities, visit
https://ilaging.illinois.gov/ or contact the Senior
HelpLine toll-free at 1-800-252-8966, Monday through Friday between
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
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