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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Nominations sought for Maui County’s 2019 Outstanding Older Americans

The Maui County Office on Aging is seeking nominations for the 51st annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County.


The recognition program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize elders across the nation for their extraordinary efforts and contributions to society. Nominees for the awards must be 65 years of age or older and a resident of Maui County.


Any individual, club or organization may nominate candidates for the award. Previous winners are not eligible for nomination.


Nomination forms are available online at www.mauicountyadrc.org, or by emailing mcoa.adrc@mauicounty.gov.


Deadline to return completed nomination forms is 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, to the Office on Aging at the J. Walter Cameron Center. Please address “Attn: OOA Committee, 95 Mahalani St., Room 20, Wailuku, HI 96793.”

Completed forms also can be faxed to 270-7935 or emailed to mcoa.adrc@mauicounty.gov.


The awards will be presented at a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at the Kihei Community Center. The annual program recognizes older Americans for their contributions and encourages the younger generations to give back to their communities.


This year, the national theme is “Connect—Create—Contribute,” which encourages older adults to connect with friends, family and services that support participation; create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health and personal enrichment; and contribute time, talent and life experience to benefit others.


Older adults in Maui County have been celebrated for their contributions and achievements every year since 1968. Wendell Crockett was the first Maui County recipient of the prestigious award. Last year’s awardees were William Kinaka of Wailuku and Clara Felix of Kihei.


To date, 99 older adult volunteers have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to Maui County.


For more information, call the Maui County Office on Aging at 270-7755 or visit www.mauicountyadrc.org.


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