The Schenectady County Legislature announced a call for nominations for the 2023 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 are the heart and soul of a community, sacrificing their time and energy to serve and support others,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “Our older residents bring another level of wisdom and experience to the organizations and causes they support, adding immeasurable value to our entire community.”
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.
This is the first year the nomination form is available to fill out directly online at www.schenectadycounty.com/oldernyer. Forms can also be picked up at the Schenectady County Department of Senior and Long Term Care Services at 107 Nott Terrace Suite 305, Schenectady NY 12308. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, April 28, 2023.