It’s nearly time for the annual Silver Stars Celebration, Tallahassee’s premier senior recognition event. “Silver Stars” are individuals who have achieved special accomplishments since reaching age 60. Each year, a select number of individuals are honored as models of active aging and caring for older adults. Currently, nominations are being sought from the community. All nominations must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Previous Silver Stars epitomize service to others and come from all walks of life. They’ve been community advocates, nurses, teachers, caregivers, entrepreneurs, musicians, athletes, Scout leaders, grandmas, grandpas and more. The common thread is exemplary service to others and our community. These individuals inspire others of all ages to continue to live well and stay involved in our community.
Nomination forms are available on Talgov.com. To recognize a senior who deserves recognition, citizens may either send a nomination form or letter of nomination - not to exceed 100 words - to: Silver Stars Nomination, Tallahassee Senior Center, 1400 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, Florida, 32303. The nomination should include the individual's outstanding achievements or contributions since reaching age 60, along with contact information for both the nominee and nominator. Permission from the nominee must be approved prior to submission.
The Silver Stars Celebration will take place on May 19, at the FSU University Center. It is presented by Tallahassee Senior Services and Capital Health Plan. If you would like to participate in this event as a co-sponsor or Silver Stars table sponsor, call Sheila Salyer at 891-4000. The Tallahassee Senior Center is operated and maintained by the City’s Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs Department. Information on the Center is available at Talgov.com/seniors.
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