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Ohio Department of Aging Seeking Nominations for Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

Nominations Due by April 30


The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) is seeking nominations of outstanding older adults to induct into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for the Class of 2023.

The Hall of Fame honors current or long-time Ohio residents, age 60 and older, who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their communities, their professions, or their vocations. 

Click here to nominate an outstanding older Ohioan in your community

Nominations must be received by Sunday, April 30, 2023, to be considered for induction during a ceremony to be held in September. 

“Our state is fortunate to have many older Ohioans who have made tremendous contributions to their communities, their region, and the state throughout their lives and careers,” said ODA Director Ursel J. McElroy. “If you know of an outstanding older Ohioan in your family, your community, or your field of work, I encourage you to nominate them for this prestigious honor.”

Since 1977, just 501 outstanding older Ohioans have been inducted into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Past inductees have included business and industry leaders, advocates, community planners, educators, scientists, health-care professionals, volunteers, artists, entertainers, athletes, and more.

Inductees are selected from public nominations. Nominees are evaluated on the scope and impact of their contributions begun or continued after age 60. Nominees must be native-born Ohioans or have been residents of the state for at least 10 years. Posthumous nominations are accepted, provided the date of death is within the last five years and the nominee was age 60 or older at the time of death. 

Learn more, access the nomination form, and view past inductees at 


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