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‘Profiles Of Positive Aging’ Awards Seeking Nominations

Know a senior citizen who’s made a positive impact on others’ lives? Then nominate that person for a “Profiles of Positive Aging” recognition.

The program ,now in its fifth year, honors residents aged 60 and older who inspire others and bring continuity to the fabric of their communities, according to a release about the award.

The program is sponsored by the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services.

“Each year, the Board of Freeholders looks forward to honoring the diversity and vitality of our older residents,” Freeholder Robert Zaborowski, the Freeholders’ human services liaison, said in the release.  “In keeping with the national theme for Older Americans Month, ‘Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow,’ we are recognizing individuals who motivate others to live longer, healthier and more engaged lives.”

The nominations are due by April 11 and can come from any source, including friends, self or organizations.

To be eligible for the 2014 “Profiles of Positive Aging” recognition, a nominee must:

  • Be at least 60 years old and a resident of Somerset County;
  • Contribute to the community by promoting health and safety. Examples include leading self-help groups, engaging in health-promotion activities, serving on health or safety committees, and participating in consumer protection projects.
  • Have not been recognized for this award in the past.

Completed nomination forms can be sent to: Laurie Roome, Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services, PO Box 3000, Somerville NJ 08876. Forms also may be faxed to (908) 595-0194 or submitted via email to roome@co.somerset.nj.us.

To obtain a nomination form, visit Somerset County’s web site or contact the Office on Aging and Disability Services at (908) 704-6346.

Honorees will be notified by phone.  Individuals will be recognized by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders on the evening of May 13, in honor Older Americans Month.

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