Nominations accepted for Outstanding Older Americans awards

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Nominations accepted for Outstanding Older Americans awards

The public is invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Male and Female Older American awards.

The goal of the program is to pay tribute to adults 65 and older who have made exceptional contributions to their community through service and/or special projects.

Nomination forms are available at the Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA), Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The AEA is located at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building, Suite 330.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 9, 2018

All nominees will be honored at an awards ceremony in May. The 2018 Outstanding Male and Female Older Americans will be announced at this event. Those selected will represent Kaua‘i at a ceremony held on O‘ahu in June.

Earlier this month, the Administration for Community Living announced the theme for this year’s Older American’s Month, “Engage at Every Age,” which is celebrated in May.

“The theme emphasizes that you are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being,” said Kealoha Takahashi, Executive on Aging. “Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you- these are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean.”

For more information, please call the AEA at 241-4470.