LINDEN—The Department of Recreation and Community Services is currently accepting applications for nominations for this year’s Annual Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year. The purpose of the award is to recognize the Linden senior citizen who has displayed exceptional service to the community.
A permanent plaque inscribed with the purpose of the award is displayed at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center and is engraved with the name of each year’s Outstanding Senior Citizen. A similar plaque will be awarded to the person selected.
The Department of Recreation and Community Services has appointed a committee, composed of the Mayor’s Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, Recreation Committee and local civic organizations to make the final selection.
The outstanding senior citizen award will be limited to one recipient. If the committee determines that no applicants meet the awards criteria, no outstanding senior will be designated. The Department of Recreation and Community Services has contacted all Linden organizations to acquaint them with the project and to invite them to submit nominations on official entry forms.
Nominations from the organizations, naming the candidates and listing detailed reasons for their nomination must be received by the Department of Recreation and Community Services by March 20. All nominees must have attained a minimum age of 65 by Jan. 1, 2007, and must be Linden residents. The candidate’s signature must be affixed to the letter of nomination. The award is presented each year at the Annual Senior Citizens Day Celebration in May.
Any organization wishing to submit a nomination may do so by contacting the Department of Recreation and Community Services at (908)474-8627 for additional information.