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Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Nominations Due May 31 to Department of Aging


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 2024. 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.

Nominate an outstanding Ohioan in your community today!


Nominations must be received by Friday, May 31, 2024, to be considered for induction during a ceremony to be held in September.  “Being named to the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is a tremendous honor for individuals who have dedicated their lives to making their communities better. Inductees symbolize the meaning of healthy aging through their vibrance, hard work, and passion for making a difference,” said ODA Director Ursel J. McElroy. “I encourage anyone who has been inspired by an older adult in their life to nominate them and help us find another outstanding group of older Ohioans to celebrate this September.” 

Since 1977, just 509 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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