ALTON — State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is calling on area residents and organizations to nominate senior citizens that make a positive impact on the Riverbend for the Illinois Department of Aging’s Senior Hall of Fame.
“I know that there are some very remarkable seniors in our area,” Beiser said. “I want to ensure that they get the recognition that they deserve. I encourage area residents to nominate seniors they feel deserve to be awarded this statewide honor.”
The Senior Hall of Fame was created by the state legislature to recognize seniors for their continued achievements. The Illinois Department of Aging takes nominations for the Senior Hall of Fame in the categories of community service, education, the labor force and graphic/performance arts. Nominees must be older than 65.
“Senior citizens have contributed greatly to our area over the years,” Beiser said. “Many older citizens of the Riverbend region participate in community service projects and other programs that make our communities better places to live.”
To nominate a senior, visit the Illinois Department of Aging’s website at www.illinois.gov/aging, or call the Senior HelpLine at (800) 252-8966. For information, call Rep. Beiser’s constituent service office at (618) 465-5900.