The city of Palm Coast declared Aug. 21 as Senior Citizens Day at the City Council meeting Aug. 4.
Three outstanding community elders (70 or older) will be honored at the Senior Citizens Day Awards ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 in education room D at Florida Hospital Flagler. Nomination deadline is Aug. 10.
The event pays tribute to the elders who have made a difference in the lives of individuals of all ages in Flagler County, through their contributions and volunteer activities.
Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and reservations are required and can be made by calling, 446-1416 to provide your name, phone number and the number of participants attending.
A proclamation was read Tuesday, Aug. 4, and another will be ready by Flagler County, at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.
For more information, and to get a nomination form, email [email protected].
The following is taken from the nomination form for the awards:
Flagler County is the home of many outstanding elders who have served and inspired others in this community: teachers, nurses, writers, merchants, builders, physicians, historians, environmentalists, healers, journalists, musicians, volunteers, and so many others. They serve as role models and mentors with their examples of hard work, good deeds, and wisdom.
Anyone may nominate an individual by sending in their choice on this form. Nominations of exceptional Flagler/Palm Coast men and women, 70 or older, are welcome. Nominees may have contributed through volunteering or their vocation. In considering nominees, think about the following categories of dedication and contribution: health care, education, community building (peace and justice, homeless causes, elder support, etc.), thriving through adversity, the environment, etc.
After all the nominees are carefully considered, three will be selected for the ceremony. We will notify those chosen for the honor.
We will be expressing our appreciation for them at a simple public ceremony on August 21, National Senior Citizens Day. Three (3) honorees will be selected from nomination submissions from the Flagler County community. The ceremony will take place at Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Pkwy, Palm Coast, in Education Room D from 4 -6 PM.
Submit your nominee form to: [email protected]
Please give the nominee’s age and tell why (s)he merits the award. The nomination should describe the person’s community involvement, with examples of leadership, dedication, and specific endeavors. You are encouraged to include personal stories and memories, and how this person affected your life. Biographical information and any printed articles are helpful. Use another page if needed.
Deadline for submission: Aug. 10, 2015