AURORA, Ill. – To recognize older adults who have contributed notable service to their community during the pandemic, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is encouraging community members to nominate a local senior for the Illinois Department of Aging 2021 Senior Hall of Fame Awards.

“This past year has challenged our communities in ways no one could have ever imagined but has also shown us how resilient we can be in times of crisis,” said Hernandez. “There are so many older individuals who have helped their friends, families and neighbors stay strong throughout the pandemic and deserve to be recognized for their acts of service and accomplishments.”

Hernandez is highlighting the Illinois Department of Aging 2021 Senior Hall of Fame Awards, which recognizes adults, 65 years of age and older, and highlights the meaningful contributions they have made in Illinois. This year’s hall of fame award will be granted to four individuals who have stood out in their communities under the following categories: community service, education, labor force and performance/graphic arts. The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, June 1. To nominate someone, individuals can visit

“We have amazing senior adults right here in Aurora and North Aurora who dedicate their free time to making our community a better place,” said Hernandez. “I encourage residents to nominate a local family member, friend or neighbor who has made a significant impact in our community for this award.”

For more information, please contact Hernandez’s constituent services office at 630-270-1848 or at

Rep. Barbara HernandezRep. Barbara Hernandez

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