Nominees 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.
Inductees receive a Hall of Fame lapel pin, a framed portrait from a professional photographer, and a personal recognition on stage from county commissioners. A professionally catered reception with family and friends follows the ceremony.
The legacy of the Hall of Fame is to preserve and foster an appreciation for those remarkable individuals who helped to shape the future of our communities. Over 420 individuals have been inducted in the Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame since 1975
Any individual or organization may nominate a resident of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway or Union County. Nominees must be 60 years of age or older and a legal resident of Ohio for the past five years or longer. A married couple may be nominated for one award if both have been equally involved in the same activities and both meet the eligibility criteria.
2016 Hall of Fame
The 41st annual Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame ceremony honored the accomplishments of 14 older adults on Wednesday, May 18, at the Martin Janis Center in Columbus. The Lenox Avenue Express jazz band performed and Colleen Marshall of NBC4 took the stage at 1:00 p.m. to host the recognition program. A reception followed with solo piano entertainment by Rick Soriano.
Special Thanks go to MediGold as Program Sponsor and Clossman Catering LLC as Entertainment Sponsor for the 41st Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame ceremony!