Nominations Open for Seniors of the Year

Putnam County due Feb. 12 and Dutchess on Mar. 25

Officials in Putnam and Dutchess counties are looking for the 2016 senior citizens of the year. Each county will recognize two residents who are at least 60 years old for their civic engagement.

Putnam’s winners will be honored at the annual Putnam County Senior Volunteer Ceremony in the spring, and Dutchess’s winners at the Celebration of Aging luncheon in May. Winners from both counties will join seniors from each of New York’s 62 other counties at a luncheon on May 10 in Albany.

The Putnam County nomination form can be downloaded at and mailed to Senior Award, Putnam County Office for Senior Resources, 110 Old Route 6, Building 1, Carmel, NY 10512 or emailed to [email protected] The deadline is Friday, Feb. 12. (Government employees who provide services to senior citizens are not eligible to be nominated.) For more information, call 845-808-1700.

Dutchess County is looking for nominations for senior male, senior female and senior couple. Call 845-486-2555 or download the form here. It should be mailed to Advisory Board, Dutchess County Office for the Aging, 27 High St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. The deadline is Friday, March 25.

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