The Schenectady County Legislature announced a call for nominations for the 2022 Hon. Karen B. Johnson Schenectady County Older New Yorker of the Year awards, which are sponsored by the Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services.
The awards were created to recognize older adults in the community who have offered their time and experience to worthwhile projects or causes, either through professional or volunteer efforts. The Senior and Long Term Care Services Advisory Council voted to rename the award after Karen B. Johnson in 2019. She previously served on the Council and was a liaison between the Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services and the County Legislature.
“Volunteers help keep our community running – especially as we continue to navigate challenges created by the pandemic,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “We encourage residents to nominate a senior who has dedicated their time and energy to helping others, so we can recognize their contributions.”
The theme for this year’s award, ‘Age My Way,” comes from the Association on Community Living, and explores the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved in their communities. Residents may nominate any person 60 years of age or older who resides in Schenectady County and has given their time and energy to organizations or projects that enhance the life of others.
The nomination form is available online at www.schenectadycounty.com/SLTC and at the Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services, 107 Nott Terrace Suite 305, Schenectady NY 12308.
Nominations may be submitted by email to Kathleen.Albert@schenectadycounty.com, by fax at (518) 382-0194 Attn: Kathleen Albert, by mail or in person to Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services, 107 Nott Terrace, Suite 305, Schenectady NY 12308. The deadline for submitting nominations is Tuesday, March 1, 2022 by 4:30pm.