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Do you know a senior who is making a positive difference in Westchester County through his or her professional life, volunteer work or both?  If so, Westchester County Executive George Latimer invites you to submit a nomination to the Westchester Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, now in its 37th year.

“The Senior Hall of Fame is a special tradition honoring seniors who give their time and energy to improve the quality of life in our community,” Latimer said. “Don’t miss this great opportunity to shine a light on seniors who merit special recognition for their contributions.”

Deadline Sept. 13
Nominations are due by Sept. 13 and may be submitted using the online 2019 nomination form or by downloading and completing as instructed the printable form. If you decide to mail the nomination, contact Rose Cappa by e-mail at or by phone at (914) 747-0519.

To be nominated, a person must:

  • Be at least 60 or older, live in Westchester, and not be a past Hall of Fame inductee. View list of former inductees. If you have questions, contact Rose Cappa using the above contact information .
  • Have made significant contributions to improve life in Westchester.
  • Be an outstanding leader or advocate.
  • Have done professional work that reflects innovative solutions to fulfill unmet community needs (if nomination is based on paid professional work).

All nominations will be reviewed by a judging committee of past Senior Hall of Fame honorees, members from DSPS’s Aging Network, the county’s Senior Council and the Older Americans Act Advisory Council.

DSPS Commissioner Mae Carpenter said that the Seniors Hall of Fame is an important tradition because the senior community has helped Westchester to become known for its quality of life. “Today’s older generation molded a way of life that reflects the caring and generosity of its people,” she said.

Those selected will be inducted into the Senior Hall of Fame at a festive awards luncheon on Friday, December 6, in the Grand Ballroom of the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown.  The Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services, Westchester County Parks and the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services are hosting the gala.

Senior Hall of Fame Sponsorships
If you are interested in becoming a Senior Hall of Fame sponsor or a sponsor for a particular honoree, contact Rose Cappa using the contact information above.

For additional information in about the event in general, call (914) 813-6300.