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Know an East Hampton Senior Citizen Who Deserves Recognition?

Nominations open for Suffolk County Senior Citizen Award.

Do you know someone in the Town of East Hampton who deserves to be named the Senior Citizen of the Year in Suffolk County?

County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Senior Citizen Advisory Board announced on Friday that the Suffolk County Office for the Aging is accepting nominations The award recognizes someone who is 60 years of age or older who has "significantly contributed to other seniors in a meaningful and important way, either as an advocate, role model, leader, or volunteer," Bellone said in a statement. "This impact can be felt either countywide, or in one of the local communities," he said.

"The East Hampton Department of Human Services is very fortunate to work with numerous outstanding senior citizens who contribute to the community on a daily basis," said Diane Patrizio, the department's director. "An award which will honor one of the many dedicated senior citizens in Suffolk County is wonderful. There are so many notable seniors in today's world, they should be appreciated and celebrated."

Nominations should be made on a specific form, which is attached to this story, as a PDF file below the photo. You must include the nominee’s name, address, and phone number, along with an explanation of why they deserve the nomination. Candidates must be residents of the county. Employees of federal, state, county or local municipalities engaged in providing services to senior citizens are not eligible.

There are only a few weeks left to get in nominations. They must be received no later than March 14.

This winner will be presented with the award at the Senior Celebration Luncheon sponsored by the Office for the Aging and senior citizen advisory board on May 8 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.

Nominations should be mailed to Senior Award, Suffolk County Office for the Aging, PO Box 6100,Hauppauge, New York, 11788-0099 or faxed to (631) 853-8225.

For more information, please call (631) 853-8200.

Who would you like to nominate for this award? Tell us in the comments below.

Beth February 22, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Tuskeegee Airman Lee Hayes!
Chas Wilson February 22, 2013 at 10:07 PM
I Second the nomination!
"Pride of Bonac" February 23, 2013 at 01:17 AM
I also agree LEE HAYES deserves recogination -- He performed remarkable service to his country as a flyer --
Audrey Stonemetz February 23, 2013 at 02:24 AM
I agree Lee Hayes has my vote!
amy salle February 23, 2013 at 03:42 PM
Lee Hayes & Lois Wright!!!
Cheryl Carter February 23, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Uncle Lee Hayes has my vote!

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