Hall of Fame

Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame

The Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is an annual event that recognizes older adult volunteers for service to their communities. 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 are recognized at the annual Hall of Fame ceremony and receive a Hall of Fame lapel pin, a framed portrait from a professional photographer, and personal recognition on stage from one of their county commissioners.  All inductees are invited to attend a catered reception with family and friends as part of their celebration.

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. More than 450 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.

2023 Hall of Fame

The 47th annual Central Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame was an invitation only event held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at The Gallery at Champions banquet venue in Columbus.  Fourteen extraordinary honorees were recognized for their tremendous community service during the ceremony.  Colleen Marshall of NBC4 was the emcee.  MediGold was the program sponsor.  LifeCare Alliance sponsored the beverages and Simply EZ sponsored the inductee floral gift.  COAAA is not hosting the Hall of Fame in 2024 and is focusing its attention on the agency's 50th anniversary.  COAAA is recognizing the 50th anniversary throughout the year on its social media platforms, e-newsletter, website, and in the community.  




For any questions, please contact the Hall of Fame Coordinator at 800-589-7277.

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FOR 2023

2023 Inductees

Past Inductees (1976-2022)