Exceptional Older Adults Honored at Hall of Fame

The contributions of senior citizens are celebrated each May during Older Americans Month and the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) recognizes this celebration by inducting exceptional older adults into its annual event, the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Ceremony.  Older adults from the COAAA 8 county service area are recognized for bettering their communities and enriching the lives of others.  This year, 14 senior citizens were honored during the Hall of Fame Ceremony on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Martin Janis Center in Columbus.
Service contributions from the this year’s inductee class include visiting nursing homes, delivering meals to home-bound seniors, helping older adults with transportation and advocating for those who cannot do so for themselves.  County commissioners and county representatives introduced inductees by telling their story and commending them for their remarkable work.  Each inductee addressed the crowd with an acceptance speech.  This year’s inductees ranged in age from 65 to 89.  

Besa received the Outstanding Service to Seniors Award which recognizes an individual or an organization that goes above and beyond to help seniors.  Besa, a non-profit organization that connects volunteers to service projects, was a major contributor to COAAA's Holiday Gift Drive.  

Nominees for the Hall of Fame are evaluated for their significant contributions to the community after reaching the age of 60. Those selected for induction are role models for leading vibrant, meaningful lives and enriching the quality of life for others. Their compelling stories demonstrate lifelong commitments to causes, organizations and communities.
Special thanks go to MediGold for its long-time support as Program Sponsor for this community event. Clossman Catering sponsored the entertainment.

COAAA is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame 

2017 Inductees

2018 Nomination Form