ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – To honor our older neighbors for going above and beyond in our community, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is encouraging residents to nominate special seniors in their lives for the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame for 2021.
“Many of us know a senior who had a significant impact on our lives and made the community a better place, such as a family member, mentor or neighbor,” said Manley. “The Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame is a great way to celebrate and honor the legacies of the extraordinary seniors in our lives.”
During her time in the General Assembly, Manley has been a strong advocate for seniors and believes in the importance of recognizing their personal achievements and contributions to Illinois. Since 1994, the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame has been honoring residents ages 65 and older for achievements in community service, education, the labor force and performance and graphic arts. Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, June 1 and can be submitted by visiting the Illinois Department on Aging’s website at www.illinois.gov/aging or by calling the Senior HelpLine at 800-252-8966.
“After a difficult year, the Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame gives us a great opportunity to lift up the outstanding seniors in our communities and recognize their contributions,” said Manley. “I encourage residents to nominate a senior they know who is working hard to make our community and state a better place.”