C-K seeks noms for top seniors

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June will soon roll around and that means it’s time to honour Chatham-Kent’s deserving seniors.

A joint effort between the mayor and Chatham-Kent council, a special awards ceremony is being held to mark Seniors’ Month to formally recognize the achievements of older adults.

It’s the 36th year for the annual tradition, designed to commemorate and honour older adults, 60 years and over, who have accomplished significant goals and made outstanding contributions to the community.

However, the municipality needs local citizens to step forward and submit names for the nominations.

“We are requesting the public’s assistance,” said Mayor Darrin Canniff. “Everyone knows someone who has lent a helping hand, whether it be as part of a group or as an individual.

“Here is your chance to let us know about that person so we can recognize their contributions.”

Since the tradition began in the 1980s, more than 1,000 seniors have been honoured to date.

Nominations forms are available at all C-K municipal centres (Chatham, Blenheim, Dresden, Ridgetown, Tilbury and Wallaceburg), at all local library branches and all 11 senior centres in the municipality.

A PDF version can be requested by e-mailing ckmayor@chatham-kent.ca and nominations can also be made on Let’s Talk CK (on the municipality’s website.)

The 2023 Senior of the Year will be announced during the broadcast of the Chatham-Kent Celebration of Older Adults on June 1 on Facebook and YourTV. All nominees will be recognized during this virtual event.

Deadline for nominations is April 5.

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